Jonathan Kings
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Jonathan Kings

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Manatū Aorere

Deputy secretary, Pacific and development

  • Previously a senior manager with NZ Trade and Enterprise and Industry NZ with responsibilities including leading the investment attraction programme, managing NZ’s trade promotion offices in Europe, the Middle East, and in the Americas.
  • Spent two years at the OECD in Paris working on regional development.
  • Before entering the public sector was chief executive of an Australasian energy sector consulting firm, and a senior manager with a multinational in the energy sector.


NZ Trade and Enterprise / Te Taurapa Tūhono
Group General Manager
Jan 2000 - Jul 2009
OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development
Jan 2004 - Dec 2007
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment / Hīkina Whakatutuki
Square Kilometre Array, Project Leader
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Manatū Aorere
Deputy Secretary, Administrator of Tokelau, Director Special Relations Unit
Aug 2010 - Present

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