Brook Barrington returns as acting chief of foreign affairs

Brook Barrington returns as acting chief of foreign affairs
Brook Barrington speaks at a dinner hosted by the governor general. (Image: crown copyright)
Jem Traylen
Brook Barrington has been appointed as acting head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade while a replacement for outgoing chief executive Chris Seed is found.Seed was Barrington’s replacement when the latter moved from heading foreign affairs to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) in a 2018 reshuffle of public service chiefs.Barrington had his DPMC contract extended through to January 2025. However, he has been on leave since March for family reasons. He will take over at the foreign ministry, MFAT, on Feb 7.A lot o...

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