McCully appoints High Commissioner to Canada
McCully appoints High Commissioner to
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today
announced the appointment of Simon Tucker as New Zealand’s
High Commissioner to Canada.
“As Commonwealth countries,
New Zealand and Canada have shared a close relationship for
many years,” Mr McCully says.
“And now, as partners in
the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, we are working
together on an ambitious, comprehensive agreement that will
further integrate our economies in the Asia-Pacific
Mr Tucker previously served at New Zealand
embassies in Washington and Tehran. Most recently he held
the position of General Manager for Policy Advocacy at
DairyNZ, the industry body for New Zealand’s dairy
As High Commissioner to Canada, Mr Tucker will
also be accredited to Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and
Trinidad and Tobago.
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