Tim Watkin, head of government relations and communications for the Australian Council for International Development. Photo by: Tim Watkin

CANBERRA — Tim Watkin has never been far from politics.

“I studied international relations and politics to postgraduate level, focusing on aspects of global inequality,” he told Devex. “Outside of study, I just absorbed political experience where I could: volunteering for a political party and interning for the United Kingdom foreign office in Kuala Lumpur was amongst the cocktail of chances I took.”

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