Philip Green OAM Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Philip Green OAM

Philip Green is an Australian diplomat. He is the High Commissioner of Australia to India. He was also the ambassador of Germany, Kenya, South Africa, and Singapore.


Philip Victor Green OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) was born on Monday, 9 November 1959 (age 64 years; as of 2024). His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He received his Bachelor’s in Law from the University (first class honours) of Sydney (USYD) in Australia. He also received a Bachelor of Arts from USYD. [1]Diplomatisches Magazin

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Hair Colour: Grey and blonde

Eye Colour: Gray

Philip Green OAM, Australian envoy


Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his parents and siblings.

Wife & Children

Green is married to Susan Marks, a professor of International Law at the London School of Economics (LSE), in London, England. She is a fellow of The British Academy.

Philip Green with Susan Marks

Philip Green with Susan Marks


Philip Green has worked as a diplomat across four countries. He has been the Australian ambassador in Germany, Kenya (1998-2000), South Africa (2004 to 2008), and Singapore (2012 to 2016). In 2004, he led the Secretariat for the Review of Australian Intelligence Agencies. From 2009 to 2010, he served as the then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd’s International Adviser. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Chief of Staff to Rudd, who was serving as the Foreign Minister. Philip also worked on Australia’s diplomatic ties with the United States of America when Donald Trump was in office (2017 to 2021). During this time, he was the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s head of the division. In 2016, he played an important role in strengthening Australia’s relations with Singapore through agreements like the Australia-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. From 2017 he oversaw the implementation of Australia’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. He also worked on agreements such as the Enhanced Strategic Partnership with Germany and the Australia-Germany Hydrogen Accord in 2021.

Australia’s Envoy to India

In June 2023, Australia’s Foreign Minister, Penny Wong, announced that Philip Green was to be Australia’s next High Commissioner to India after Barry O’Farrell. He is Australia’s 22nd High Commissioner to India.

Philip Green presenting his credentials to President Droupadi Murmu after becoming the Australian envoy to India

Philip Green presenting his credentials to President Droupadi Murmu after becoming the Australian envoy to India

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • For his role in response to the Bali terrorist tragedy (also referred to as the 2002 Bali Bombings) in 2002, Philip Green was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM).
  • In 2016, Philip Green was awarded an Honourary Doctor of the University from James Cook University in Australia.
  • In 2017, Philip Green received an Honourary Doctorate of the University from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.


  • Indian Cricketer: Virat Kholi
  • Australian Cricketer: Glenn Maxwell


  • Philip Green has tweeted about enjoying Indian food like idlis, chole bhature, paratha, and jalebi.

  • Philip enjoys playing cricket. He started playing when he was in school and continues to play with friends and family.

    Philip Green playing cricket

    Philip Green playing cricket

  • The title of “His Excellency” is added before Philip Green’s name due to his high position.
  • Philip Green is a non-vegetarian.

    A picture of Philip Green OAM barbecuing meat

    A picture of Philip Green OAM barbecuing meat


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