Rod Hilton is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He commenced in the role of Deputy Head of Mission in New Delhi in May 2018.
Mr Hilton has previously served overseas as Minister Counsellor (Economics and Governance) Port Moresby (2014-2018), and in Canberra has held a range of positions, with the most recent being Assistant Secretary, Global Development. In this role he also served on the boards of the Green Climate Fund and the Global Green Growth Institute. Mr Hilton has also worked as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and the Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science.
Mr Hilton holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Laws from the Australian National University.