Tibetan Information Office (TIO) is based in Canberra.

Who’s who at TIO Australia

Lhakpa Tshoko

Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko joined the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), India in 1982 and has since served in various capacities. He started as a settlement officer in the Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement in Dehradun, followed by working in the Kashag (Cabinet) Secretariat in Dharamsala. In 1984 he was posted to the Liaison office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Tokyo for Japan and East-Asia where he served for 18 years. In 2002 he was transferred to the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi as the Secretary and also served as acting Representative between the outgoing and incoming Representatives. In 2007 he was appointed as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Tokyo for Japan and East Asia.  He has been serving as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia since June 2014.

Lhawang Gyalpo

Executive Secretary

Mr. Lhawang Gyalpo joined the Central Tibetan Administration in the year 1991 and worked at Department of Health, Election Commission and Department of Security, CTA. His primary job was  accountancy and Office Secretary until July 2019. He was transferred to Tibet Information Office, and has taken over as the new Secretary from July 30, 2019.

Kelsang Gyaltsen

Chinese Liaison Officer