Member of FMG
Former Australia’s Ambassador to the WTO, UNCTAD and WIPO
Hamish McCormick worked as an Australian government official for more than 30 years on the full range a range of international trade and economic issues. He served as Australia’s Ambassador to the WTO, UNCTAD and WIPO from 2013-17, after an earlier posting to Geneva from 1997-2001. During his time in Geneva, Hamish served as Chair of the Goods Council and Chair of the Safeguards Committee. As a senior Australian trade negotiator Hamish was involved in a range of Australia’s bilateral Free Trade Agreement negotiations, including with ASEAN, Thailand and Malaysia, China, the UK, and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He represented Australia in a range of regional and multilateral economic institutions including WTO, UNCTAD, WIPO, APEC, ASEAN, OECD, and IORARC. He was Deputy Chief Executive of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) from 2005-07. Before retiring, Hamish McCormick was Chief Executive of the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) and Inspector-General in Bankruptcy, the regulator of the Australian personal insolvency system from 2017-21.