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Michael Powles

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Preceded by  David Keith McDowell
Preceded by  Richard Nottage
Preceded by  Lindsay Johnstone Watt
Parents  Guy Powles
Succeeded by  Lindsay Johnstone Watt
Succeeded by  Gordon Noel Parkinson
Succeeded by  Christopher Elder

Michael John Powles is a retired diplomat of New Zealand. He served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1996 to 2001 and as President of UNICEF in 1998.

Career

  • From 1962 to 1967 he exercised Private legal practice
  • In 1967 he joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand), Wellington.
  • From 1972 to 1975 he was clerk in the mission in Washington, D.C.
  • From 1975 to 1977 he was deputy director of the External Aid department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand).
  • From 1977 to 1979 he was head of Australia and Americas department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand).
  • From 1980 to 1982 he was High Commissioner in Suva with commission in Tuvalu, Kiribati and Nauru.
  • From 1982 to 1986 he was ambassador in Jakarta (Indonesia).
  • From 1986 to 1989 he was Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand).
  • From 1988 to 1989 he was Co-ord, Political, Security Affairs, department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand).
  • From 1990 to 1993 he was ambassador in Beijing.
  • From 1996 to 2001 he was Permanent Representative in at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City.
  • References

    Michael Powles Wikipedia


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