Mike Goldman is Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy to Australia in Canberra. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mike has been working in diplomacy since he joined the State Department in 2000.
Mike arrived in Canberra in March 2020, after three years at the American Embassy in Suva, Fiji. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mike joined the State Department in 2000. He recently served in Washington as Deputy and Acting Director for China and Mongolia in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Previous assignments include Kathmandu, where he was Political and Economic Counselor, Hanoi and Tashkent as a political officer, and Taipei as a consular officer, as well as an earlier stint on the China Desk. He’s the recipient of several State Department honours, including recognition as the Department’s outstanding human rights officer for his work to combat torture and safeguard vulnerable non-governmental organisations in Uzbekistan.