Mr Michael Wood is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Prior to taking up the appointment of Consul-General in Chicago, Mr Wood was the Director of the DFAT Western Australian State Office.
In Canberra, Mr Wood has worked on global finance and economic issues, the G20, trade negotiations, Japan, India, ASEAN and consular policy.
Overseas, Mr Wood has served as Deputy Head of Mission of the High Commission in Singapore and Consul at the Australian post in Hong Kong, with earlier postings in India and Mexico.
Mr Wood holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma (International Finance) from the Australian Securities Institute. He speaks Spanish and French.