Portrait of Alexander Downer

Alexander Downer

Alexander Downer retired from politics in 2008 after a distinguished career spanning 23 years.

Alexander is renowned for serving his country with enormous energy, passion, dedication and integrity. He was Australia’s longest serving foreign minister during the Howard Government from March 1996 to December 2007. He was Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party from May 1994 to January 1995.