Alex Brooking

former Ambassador


Australian Ambassador in Budapest between 2007-2011.


HE Mr Alexander John Brooking


Alex Brooking is a career diplomat in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with over 38 years of experience in foreign, strategic and trade policy and with a focus for much of this time on European affairs.


Alex Brooking is currently serving as Australian Ambassador to Budapest, a position he has held since May 2007.  Prior to this appointment he was Director for Western Europe in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.  His overseas assignments have included Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow, Counsellor Political in Brussels, and Deputy Consul-General in Berlin, as well as diplomatic postings in Bonn, Warsaw and Lagos.  He also served as First Secretary in Budapest during the period 1989-1990.


In Canberra, Mr Brooking has held the positions of Director for Russia, Director for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe and Director for the European Union.


Educated at Macquarie University in Sydney, Mr Brooking holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Diploma of Education.  


Mr Brooking is 60 years of age and is married with two children.  He speaks German, French, Russian and Polish and is acquainted with Hungarian.

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