European Union Ambassador-designate to Australia
Mr. Gabriele Visentin is the European Union Ambassador-designate to Australia since September 2022, and was appointed EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific in September 2021.
Prior to his arrival in Australia, Mr. Visentin served as Head of the Parliamentary Affairs Division in the European External Action Service for several years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Visentin was an official of the European Commission and served in the Directorate General for External Relations. Mr. Visentin was also Head of Cabinet to the last President of the ECSC (European Community for Steel and Coal) and Advisor on European affairs to the Italian Minister of Industry, Energy and International Trade. He holds a degree in law and is specialized in International and Community law.