Lehmann appointed Austalia's high commissioner to Nigeria

Paul Lehmann was appointed as Australia's high commissioner to Nigeria Monday.

In his new position, Lehmann will also have non-resident accreditation to Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Niger and the Gambia.

Lehmann is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was the assistant secretary of the Consular Operations Branch. He has also served as minister counselor (development) for the Australian Embassy in Kabul.

In Canberra, Australia, he worked in human resources management, corporate services, development policy, humanitarian assistance and bilateral aid program delivery.

Lehmann earned his Bachelor's degree in law from the University of Adelaide. His appointment is expected to take effect in December. Lehmann succeeds Jon Richardson.

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