Thursday, June 13, 2024

Diplomatic appointments announced

Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, has today announced five new diplomatic appointments. 

The appointments are:

  • Mark Gibb as High Commissioner to Niue.
  • Phil Hewitt as High Commissioner to South Africa.
  • Helen Tunnah (pictured) as Ambassador to Timor-Leste. 
  • Caroline Beresford as Ambassador to Viet Nam. 
  • Paula Wilson as Ambassador for Counterterrorism – based in Wellington. 

“Strong and effective diplomacy to protect and advance our interests in the world is needed now more than ever,” Mr Peters says. 

“We are delighted to appoint senior diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to these important roles.”

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