Brook Barrington, state sector veteran, named head of MFAT

Mon, 02 Mar 2015

March 3 (BusinessDesk) - Brook Barrington has been named chief executive of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, returning to a department where he had worked for 20 years before taking on senior roles in Defence and Justice. Barrington replaces John Allen, who resigned in November after five years in the role, to become head of the New Zealand Racing Board. Craig Hawke will be acting CEO of MFAT until Barrington begins his five-year term on March 23. Barrington's previous career at the foreign ministry included three year...

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