Tim Groser

New Zealand's Ambassador to the United States of America

TimGroser

Biography

Tim Groser was appointed New Zealand Ambassador to the United States in January 2016.  He is also New Zealand’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Alliance.

In 2005, Tim was elected to Parliament and from 2008 to 2015 was cabinet minister, most recently as Minister of Trade and Minister Responsible for Climate Change Issues.

From 2002-2005 he was New Zealand’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Chair of Agriculture Negotiations for the WTO.  He also served as Ambassador to Indonesia from 1994-1997. 

Tim is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on international trade.  He has served New Zealand with distinction in a number of capacities, including being New Zealand’s Chief Negotiator in the GATT Uruguay Round, the Round that brought agriculture into the system of the world trade rules for the first time, and has been instrumental in helping to develop the Global Research Alliance on greenhouse gas emissions.

Tim is a Special Adviser on climate change to IEA and an Honorary Adviser to the New York Asia Society. 

He was born in Perth, Scotland and moved to New Zealand with his parents in 1958.  He speaks French and Indonesian.

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