Michael Heath is the Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. He was previously acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia from 2016 to 2019, and Consul General in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 2013 to 2016. He has held previous overseas positions in Beijing, China and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and began his Foreign Service career in Georgetown, Guyana. At the State Department in Washington D.C., he has served as Senior Country Officer for Indonesia, and as Trade and Investment Officer in the Bureau of African Affairs. Originally from California, he received his B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. He and his wife Michelle have a son attending the University of California at Davis and a daughter attending high school.