China (Beijing)

Ms Brooke Hartigan

Minister Counsellor (Education and Research) 


Brooke Hartigan is the Minister-Counsellor for Beijing, representing Australia's education, training and research relationship with China.

Brooke has worked in a number of  Australian Government departments predominantly focusing on social policy and criminal justice. Prior to joining the Department of Education and Training, Brooke led the Branch in the Department of Social Services responsible for establishing the National Redress Scheme for survivors of  institutional child sexual abuse. She has also led efforts on children's policy and criminal law reform. Brooke has previously lived and worked in the United Kingdom, and studied in Beijing.


Contact details:

Phone: +86 10 5140 4241
Fax: +86 10 5140 4337

Australian Embassy
21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie
Beijing 100600

​Mr Jarrod Ross

First Secretary (Education & Research)


Jarrod Ross was appointed to the position of First Secretary (Education and Research) at the Australian Embassy in Beijing in March 2018.

Jarrod has undertaken a variety of education policy roles over the last 10 years primarily within the Department of Education.
Immediately prior to taking up his posting, Jarrod was Assistant Director of the Strategic Projects Team in Schools Reform Branch where he supported the Australian Government’s Quality Schools package. In particular, Jarrod played a significant role in the development of major amendments to the legislative framework for Commonwealth school funding.

In 2015 and 2016 Jarrod supported the Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda. During this time, he led the Learning Areas Support team in the development and implementation of asuite of digital literacy and STEM initiatives targeting teachers and school aged children, based around the Australian Curriculum.

Jarrod holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Western Sydney University.

Contact details:
Phone: +86 10 5140 4151
Fax: +86 10 5140 4337
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Ms Xiaofeng Lei
Senior Manager
Phone: +86 10 51404258
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Ms Haipei (Felicia) Cui
Office Manager
Phone: +86 10 5140 4276
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Ms Huayi (Rachel) Jin
Media and Research Officer
Phone: +86 10 5140 4167
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