The Hon William Hodgman Australian High Commissioner to Singapore
William Hodgman was announced as Australia’s High Commissioner to Singapore on 29 November 2020. He presented his credentials to Singapore's President, Madam Halimah Yacob on 9 February 2021.
Mr Hodgman was most recently the Inaugural Chair of the Australian Business Growth Fund. He served in the Parliament of Tasmania from 2002 until 2020, including as the State’s 45th Premier between 2014 and 2020. As Premier of Tasmania, Mr Hodgman initiated trade missions to the Indo-Pacific and Europe to promote economic, cultural and social links with Tasmania.
Mr Hodgman held various Ministerial positions in the Tasmania Parliament, including Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Trade, Prevention of Family Violence, Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries, Parks, Heritage, Sport and Recreation, the Arts and Aboriginal Affairs and Leader of the Opposition. He practiced law in various roles prior to entering Parliament.
Mr Hodgman holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor and became a Practitioner of the High Court of Australia in 1994. He is married to Nicola and they have three children.