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June 24th 2013 print

Philippa Martyr

Fresh from the zoo, Obama’s latest ambassador

Diplomats come and diplomats go, but seldom has Australia seen a US envoy boasting the credentials of John Berry

Here’s the recently-nominated new US Ambassador to Australia:

‘Former director of the Office of Personnel Management John Berry was nominated for the position as part of 15 new key administration posts announced by US President Barack last week.’

‘Since beginning his career in government as an intern with Montgomery County government, Mr Berry has gone on to roles such as the director of the National Zoo, where he has a lion cub named in his honour.’

You absolutely MUST read this man’s work history at Wikipedia.

Go on. I dare you.

Philippa Martyr blogs at Transverse City.