John Tilemann is a former career diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. John’s postings included: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Pakistan, Poland, to the IAEA (1987-1990), and to the Middle East as Australia’s Ambassador to Jordan 2002-6. John was Chief of Staff to IAEA Director-Generals Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei from 1992-98. John has also had policy roles in Canberra over last 20 years related to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and arms control. He is currently the Director of Research for the Asia Pacific Leadership Network on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.