Director Australian Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (AGO)
In August 2018, Scott was appointed Director
Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation where he is a leader of the
Defence Geospatial Domain. Previously he performed the role of acting Deputy
Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence from April to August 2018.
Mr Dewar had stewardship of the Defence intelligence agencies, and lead
responsibility for Defence’s strategic, international and industry policy.
Prior to commencing his current role, Mr Dewar held the position of
First Assistant Secretary International Policy from September 2014 to
March 2018, where he was responsible for managing Australia's international
defence relationships and providing high level policy advice to government on
matters of international concern. Mr Dewar joined the Department of Defence in
late 2014, having worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
for 20 years. He was Consul-General Honolulu from August 2011 to September
2014. He has had postings to the Australian Embassies in the Republic of Korea
(1996-1999) and China (2003-2007). During his time at DFAT, Mr Dewar worked on
regional security, trade and economic relations with Asia, and nuclear
non-proliferation and disarmament. In 2007 he was the department's
speechwriter. Between February 2008 and September 2010 he was an adviser on
international, defence and national security issues in the Prime Minister's
Office. From November 2010 to May 2011 Mr Dewar was seconded as a Visiting
Fellow to the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National
University. Mr Dewar holds a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade from
Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts with honours from the University of
Melbourne. He speaks Japanese, Korean and Mandarin. He is married with three
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