The Victorian Government has announced key appointments to overseas posts in an effort to raise Victoria’s international profile by creating new investment links in key markets.


Premier Ted Baillieu reappointed John Butler as Commissioner for Victoria in Dubai and Tim Dillon in Kuala Lumpur while announcing Adam Cunneen as the Commissioner in Tokyo.


Mr Baillieu said the Commissioners and Victorian Government Business Offices (VGBOs) played a pivotal role in helping and supporting Victorian exporters and other businesses and raising the profile of Victoria and the Victorian business brand internationally, including managing the State's relationships with key international regions.


"These appointments will further develop Victoria's relationships in key regions and deliver substantial economic benefits and jobs to Victoria," Mr Baillieu said.


Mr Baillieu also thanked Prue Holstein, outgoing Commissioner for Victoria in Tokyo, for her service to Victoria during her term as Commissioner, and particularly for her commitment to her post following the earthquake in Japan in March 2011.