His Excellency Dr. Michael Pulch is the European Union Ambassador to Australia and has been serving in the position since September 2017. The European Union Delegation in Australia has been active since 1981 with the aim of strengthening the bilateral ties between the EU and Australia. As Head of the EU Delegation, Dr. Pulch has been working on the launch of negotiations of a free trade agreement which will significantly enhance the bilateral economic relationship. Besides, the EU has also recently signed a Framework Agreement that upgrades the bilateral political cooperation and held the first EU-Australia Leadership Forum that brought together leaders from all sectors.
Prior to his arrival in Australia, Dr. Pulch was the EU Ambassador to Singapore from 2013 to 2017. Previously he headed the Russia Division in the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels from 2011 to 2013, and served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the EU Delegation to China, in Beijing, from 2006 to 2011. During the course of his career, Dr. Pulch was posted in Seoul, Washington, Brussels, and Tokyo. He holds degrees in law and political science from the universities of Bonn, Paris, and Cambridge.