His Excellency Vice Admiral Paul Maddison RCN (Ret’d) CMM MSM

​High Commissioner Canada to Australia

His Excellency Vice Admiral Paul Maddison RCN (Ret’d) CMM MSM is High Commissioner of Canada in Australia with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru and Vanuatu. He also holds concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Pala.u

Mr. Maddison served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 37 years. He commanded at all levels and retired in 2013 from his appointment as Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.

After a successful move to the private sector, Mr Maddison was honoured to accept an invitation to return to public service, and took up his current appointment in August 2015.