Charles Adamson is based at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.
Charles heads a small, dynamic local team that leads on Australia's trade with Japan in resources and energy. He also manages engagement with Japan on renewable energy, innovation and industry issues.
Before joining the Embassy, Charles was a Director in the Office of Economic Analysis in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra. Charles was previously posted to Seoul with a focus on resources and energy. At the same time he also managed Australia's bilateral relationship with Mongolia.
Charles worked for former Australian Trade Minister, Mr Andrew Robb AO, at the time Australia and Japan agreed to a free trade agreement, an exciting time. Charles has also worked on a wide range of geographic desks covering trade and political issues covering the DPRK, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Before joining the DFAT, Charles worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia for ten years as an economist.
He has a Master of Commerce (Economics) from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Western Australia.