New Zealand High Commission Suva, Fiji
Who is in the High Commission
Acting Head of Mission: Mr Phillip Taula
Trade Commissioner: Mr Peter Lund
First Secretary & Consul: Mr Jeffrey Mathews
Second Secretary: Ms Sally Page
First Secretary: Mr Richard Dirks (Fiji, Tuvalu Development Programme), Ms Helen Leslie (Regional Development Programme)
Immigration Managers: Mr Steve Jones, Ms Donna Andrews
Acting Head of Mission - Phillip Taula
Phillip took up the position of Acting Head of Mission in March 2010.
His previous overseas postings have been at New Zealand’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and Jakarta, Indonesia. In Wellington, Phillip has held a range of positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade covering political, trade and economic and development issues.
Phillip is a graduate of the Massey University in Palmerston North, where he majored in economics.
He enjoys social sports, rugby and music.
Trade Commissioner - Peter Lund
Peter arrived in Suva to take up the position of trade commissioner in June 2010.
Prior to this, he was based in Wellington where looked after the implementation of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement and the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area. Peter has previously been posted to Papua New Guinea and the Republic of Korea.
He is a graduate of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, where he studied political science and history.
Peter enjoys hiking, reading, jazz music and movies.