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WILENSKI, PETER STEPHEN was born on May 10, 1939 in Lodz, Poland.


Univ of Sydney, 1962, В Med, В Surgery; Oxford Univ, 1966, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Philosophy, Pol, Econ, Master of Arts; Harvard Univ, 1970, Master of Public Administration; Carleton Univ, 1971, Master of Arts International Affairs


Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Australia, New York, Permanent Mission of Australia since 1988. Secretary, Department of Transport & Communications, Australia, 1987-1988. Chairman, Public Service Board, Australia, 1983-1987.

Secretary, Department of Education & Youth, 1983. Professor of Pol Science, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, 1981-1983. Professor, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, 1977-1981.

Commissioner, Review of NSW Government Administration, 1977-1982. Consultant to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Youth Unemployment, 1982. Secretary, Australian Department of Labor & Immigration, 1975.

Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister & Minister for Foreign Affairs, Head of Prime Minister Office(s), 1972-1974. Section Head, Overseas Economic Conditions, Aid & Development, The Treasurer, Canberra, 1972. Foreign Affairs Officer, Aid Policy Section, Department of Foreign Affairs, 1970-1971.

Second Secretary, Australian High Commission, Ottawa, 1968-1969. Second Secretary, Australian Embassy, Saigon, 1967-1968. External Affairs Officer, Canberra, 1967.


  • Member: Fellow, Royal Australian Institute of Public Administration, 83; Honorary Fellow, Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators, 85.


  • Other Interests

    Public policy. Administrative reform. Economic development.

    University administration. Theatre. Modern art.

    Reading; tennis; running.


Spouse Jill Hager, National of Australia.