Mr Grigson is Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia and took up his appointment in January 2015.
He is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Department in September 2010. Prior to this he was Ambassador to Thailand (2008-10). He has also served overseas as Ambassador to Burma (Myanmar) (2003-2004); Chief Negotiator of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville (200); and Counsellor later Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh (1993-1995).
From 2007 to 2008, Mr Grigson served as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Mr Grigson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Journalism from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Letters from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.