Joe Hockey is Australia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, taking up his posting in Washington in January 2016. Prior to this, Mr Hockey was a MP, entering Parliament in 1996 as the Member for North Sydney. He spent more than 17 years on the front bench, serving as a Minister in a number of different portfolios. In 2013 Mr Hockey was appointed Treasurer of the Commonwealth and was responsible for all economic policy including fiscal policy. He served as Chair of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in 2014 and a member of the leadership troika in 2015. As Treasurer he was a regular delegate to IMF, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and APEC meetings.