High Commissioner to Singapore appointed
Hon Murray McCully
Minister of Foreign Affairs
High Commissioner to Singapore
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully
today named career diplomat Bernadette Cavanagh as New
Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Singapore, with cross
accreditation to the Maldives.
“Singapore is one of New
Zealand’s closest partners in the region, but there is
potential to do more,” Mr McCully says.
Commissioner’s role is to champion the strengthening of
the New Zealand/Singapore economic relationship, and
increase cooperation with Singapore in ASEAN, APEC and other
“Bernadette Cavanagh is well qualified
to achieve these goals, with previous experience as head of
the South East Asia Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ms Cavanagh is currently the Deputy
Permanent Representative at New Zealand’s mission to the
United Nations in New
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