Australia Consul General, Shanghai
Mr Meehan is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He commenced in Shanghai, as Consul General, in June 2015.
Mr Meehan has had extensive experience working on China issues, both in Canberra and overseas. He has served twice at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, most recently as Deputy Head of Mission (2008-2012), and twice at the Australian Office in Taipei. His Canberra assignments have included working as the Assistant Secretary of the East Asia Branch, (2013-2015), deputy head of the China FTA Task Force (2005-2008) and as Senior Adviser (Asia) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2005).
Mr Meehan speaks Chinese. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Melbourne University and has undertaken postgraduate studies at Fudan University in Shanghai and at the Australian National University.