An Australian diplomat hailed for his leadership in the aftermath of the 2002 Bali bombings will become the next high commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr announced Ross Tysoe's appointment on Tuesday night.
In 2003, Mr Tysoe received an Order of Australia honour for his role in leading the response to the 2002 Bali bombings.
At the time of the blasts he was consul-general in Bali.
Senator Carr said Mr Tysoe will also be Australian Ambassador to the Caribbean Community.
He will have non-resident accreditation to Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.
Mr Tysoe is set to take up the role in early 2013.
He replaces Philip Kentwell.