Deputy Secretary Australia, Europe, Middle East and Africa Group
Jeff has been with MFAT since 1993 and was appointed to his current role in 2016. He has worked previously as the head of Australia Division and as head of the Middle East and Africa Division.
From 2007 to 2010 Jeff served as New Zealand’s High Commissioner in Port Vila, Vanuatu. His past overseas postings have been to Brazil and the New Zealand Mission to the United Nations in New York. Throughout his diplomatic career Jeff has been involved in managing New Zealand’s bilateral relations with a wide range of countries across the globe.