Robyn Mudie

A portrait of Robyn Mudie

BA (Hons) 1990

Ms Mudie was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, and became interested in foreign policy and world affairs while studying at the University of Adelaide. She holds a Master of Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Hull; Bachelor of Arts (Honours), from the University of Adelaide; and a Graduate Diploma (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from the Australian National University.

Ms Mudie is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Australian Ambassador to Vietnam (2019-2022). She has previously served overseas as Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives (2012-16); Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Geneva); First Secretary, UN Permanent Mission, New York; and Second Secretary, Hanoi.

In Canberra Ms Mudie was the inaugural Executive Director of the DFAT Diplomatic Academy (2016- 2018) and has served as Assistant Secretary, Public Diplomacy Branch; Assistant Secretary, Information Resources Branch; and Director, Strategic Policy Section. She is a Vietnamese speaker who has studied Vietnamese at the RAAF School of Languages (1992), the Foreign Languages School, Hanoi (1993) and the Diplomatic Academy (2019). Ms Mudie is married with two sons.