Mr J.R. (Roger) Holdich AM

(28 September 1989 to 5 April 1995)

Like the inaugural Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Mr Holdich was a foreign affairs specialist.  After commencing his career in the South Australian Department of Trade, Mr Holdich gave many years of distinguished service to the Department of Foreign Affairs (1959-1976), during which time he rose to Ambassador rank (to the Republic of Korea 1975-1976).

Following his return to Australia, Mr Holdich headed up the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (1976-1983), before appointments at the Deputy Secretary level in the then Departments of Special Minister of State (1983-1987), and Administrative Services (1987-1989).