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Dr Carl Ungerer, Managing Partner

Carl is a recognised expert in government affairs with extensive experience consulting to governments, corporations and international organisations in Australia and overseas.
He has worked at the most senior levels of both State and Federal governments in Australia. He was the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Australian Foreign Minister, with responsibility for all aspects of international policy including responses to crises in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. He was the Head of the Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Program at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland. And, most recently, he was the Senior Political Adviser to the Deputy Premier of Queensland.
Previous appointments include: inaugural Director of the National Security Program at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; a senior Strategic Analyst at the Office of National Assessments; and a career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
He was an adviser to the U.S. State Department on police and intelligence cooperation in Southeast Asia; a Program Mentor for the Australian Institute of Police Management in Sydney; and a consultant to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels. He has designed and led multinational research teams in Southeast Asia on counter-terrorism and cyber-security.
Carl holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Queensland, an MA in Asian Studies from Griffith University and post-graduate diplomas in both education and foreign affairs and trade. He is conversant in both French and Japanese. 

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