Deputy Ambassador - Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of France in Australia
Julie Duhaut-Bedos became the Deputy Head of mission at the Embassy of France in Canberra in August, 2016. Mrs Duhaut-Bedos is a career member of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mrs Duhaut-Bedos joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Since then she has served as Desk officer at the North Africa and Middle East Division, first for Gulf Countries such as United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Yemen (2001-2003) and then for Tunisia and
She was appointed as Political and Press Counselor at the French Embassy in Tunis (2005-2009). She also served as Spokesperson/Press Counselor at the French Embassy in Ottawa, Canada (2009-2013).
Prior to her assignment in Canberra, she was in Paris from 2013 to 2016 serving at the Department of Human Resources, in charge of high rank diplomats’ careers and appointments, E360 evaluation and promoting gender equality at senior levels in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Julie Duhaut-Bedos is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris (Institute of Political Studies) and has a Bachelor in history.
Julie was conferred the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in November 2018.
She is joined in Canberra by her husband, Nicolas Duhaut, who serves as the Higher Education and Science Attaché at the French Embassy.