Deputy Secretary Strategy, Policy, and Industry

Hugh Jeffrey

Hugh Jeffrey was appointed to Defence in August 2018 with a background in foreign and national security policy and intelligence.

Prior to joining Defence, Hugh Jeffrey held positions in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Office of National Assessments.

Hugh Jeffrey has had 4 overseas postings, including as Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC and to NATO in Afghanistan, where he was Senior Adviser to the International Security Assistance Force Commander and the NATO Ambassador.

Hugh Jeffrey is married and has 2 young children.