Australian Ambassadors and other representatives
Deputy Head of Mission to Japan
Ms HK Yu PSM
Ms Yu is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). She commenced as the Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Japan in November 2019. Immediately prior to this, she was the First Assistant Secretary of the Middle East and Africa Division. Before joining DFAT, she worked in PM&C for two years, Treasury for 14 years and the ATO for 11 years. While in Treasury, she was posted to Japan as the Minister-Counsellor (Economics). She was also seconded to the Korean Government to assist with the G20 presidency in 2010 and awarded a Public Service Medal for her work.
Ms Yu holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Western Australia, Graduate Diploma of Economics (with distinction) from Australian National University and a Master of Taxation from University of New South Wales.