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Ben King
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Ben King

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Manatū Aorere

Deputy chief executive, policy

  • Appointed April 2020.
  • Previously deputy secretary of the Americas and Asia group.
  • Formerly ambassador to Thailand, foreign affairs adviser at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, counsellor at the NZ Embassy in Washington DC, deputy head of mission at the NZ Embassy in Riyadh, and press secretary to the Minister for International Trade.
  • Served at the NZ High Commission in Canberra.
  • A graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Waikato.

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