James Carouso became Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Canberra in July 2016. Mr. Carouso is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor.
Following a fourteen year career in international banking and finance, Mr. Carouso joined the U.S. Department of State in 1995. Since then he has served in a variety of economic and commercial roles in the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Australia, Thailand and Cyprus, including acting as a member of the U.S. teams negotiating Free Trade Agreements in Australia and Thailand. Mr. Carouso served as the Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.