Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 - Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Poland appoints former Trade Commissioner Gosia Hill as Honorary Consul in Adelaide

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland is pleased to announce the appointment of a former Australian senior diplomat Mrs Gosia Hill to the post of Honorary Consul in South Australia.

The official presentation will be held on 2 December 2011 at 5pm at 64 Melbourne St, North Adelaide by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, His Excellency Andrzej Jaroszynski.

To mark the occasion, Adelaide’s own young operatic soprano Grace Bawden will premiere a new song written and produced in collaboration with Polish superstar, Maciej Miecznikowski “Under One Sun”.

The two artists were introduced to each other by Mrs Hill (53), director of an Adelaide based company Hill Pratz Pty Ltd (est. 1989) trading as AuEuConnect and PC Care Options. Mrs Hill served as Australia’s Senior Trade Commissioner to Poland with accreditation to 17 countries in Central and South Eastern Europe (2004-2008).

A Flinders University graduate and Distinguished Alumni, Mrs Hill was born and raised in communist Poland. She immigrated to Australia in 1979 aged 21 and her career included positions with the Commonwealth and State Governments, Economic Development Boards as well as international assignments in South Africa, Central Asia and Europe. She is a recipient of the Australian Centenary Medal (2001) and the Polish Silver Cross of Merit (1996).

Married, with two children (28 and 23) she has maintained her Polish roots and forged strong ties between Australia and Poland. For over 30 years Mrs Hill has been a devoted advocate for small business training for migrants, quality child care and language teaching in Australia. Her four year old granddaughter, Amber, born in Glasgow, Scotland, now living in Canberra, is fluently bi-lingual in Polish and English.

Mrs Hill is also the President of the Asia Pacific Business Council for Women Inc and a member of the Australian Civilian Corps.

“We are delighted to welcome Mrs Hill to this post and look forward for her continued contribution to strengthening and expanding investment, business, scientific and cultural links between the Republic of Poland and Australia” said Ambassador Jaroszynski.

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