Embassy of Australia
United States of America

Ambassador

The  Hon Mr Joe Hockey
Australian Ambassador to the USA

Mr Hockey was first elected to the Australian Parliament in 1996 and following his re-election in 1998, was made Minister for Financial Services and Regulation.

He has since held a number of Ministerial portfolios including Small Business and Tourism, Human Services and Employment and Workplace Relations.

Following the 2007 Federal Election Joe held a number of senior Shadow Ministry portfolios before being appointed Shadow Treasurer in February 2009.

In September 2013, Joe was sworn in as Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO as part of the newly elected Coalition Government.

Prior to entering politics, Joe was a banking and finance lawyer with a major Australian law firm. He was also Director of Policy to the Premier of New South Wales.

Joe is married with three children.