Ian Kemish is a former senior Australian diplomat who served as High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Ambassador to Germany, an international adviser to the Prime Minister, and Head of the consular service in a career that spanned twenty-five years. He was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for his leadership of Australia’s response to the 2002 Bali bombings. Ian is an adjunct Professor in history at the University of Queensland, and is also actively engaged in the international development and not-for-profit sectors. He writes regularly on international issues. The Consul, published by UQP in 2022, is his first book.