Dr Peter Sawczak

Peter Sawczak is Head of Political Affairs and Protocol at the OPCW.  Before joining the OPCW in 2013, Dr Sawczak served as Senior Adviser on international security to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs.  He has extensive experience in arms control issues, having served as Director of Counter-Proliferation at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and on diplomatic postings to Washington, Brussels and Moscow.  Dr Sawczak has a PhD in Slavic Studies from Monash University, where he is an Adjunct Research Fellow.