Biographical details—Chris Moraitis PSM
Mr Chris Moraitis PSM is Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department, a position he has held since September 2014.
Before joining the Attorney-General's Department, Chris was a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (April 2013 to September 2014).
He has held several executive positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including First Assistant Secretary, Corporate Management Division (2010-2013); First Assistant Secretary, International Organisations and Legal Division (2010); Senior Legal Adviser (2002-2006); Assistant Secretary, Staffing Branch (2001-2002). Chris first joined the department as a Graduate Trainee in 1989.
Overseas, Chris has served as High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea (2006-2009), Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Paris (1996-99), First Secretary, Australian Embassy, Madrid (1995) and Third Secretary, Australian Mission to the United Nations and Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (1990-1991).
Chris was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for outstanding public service to Australia's international affairs.
Chris was born in Melbourne in 1962. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of International Law from the Australian National University. He was admitted to practice in Victoria as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1988.