New Zealand High Commission New Delhi, India
Who's who at the High Commission
New Zealand's diplomatic team in India is based at the High Commission in New Delhi and its Consulate General in Mumbai. It is comprised of:
High Commissioner: Grahame Morton
Deputy High Commissioner: Michael Appleton
Consul-General and Trade Commissioner (Mumbai): Kevin McKenna
Trade Commissioner (New Delhi): Richard White
Defence Advisor: Air Commodore Shaun Clarke (based in Canberra)
Education New Zealand Regional Director - South Asia: Ziena Jalil
Immigration New Zealand Area Manager: Nathanael Mackay (Mumbai)
Immigration New Zealand Market Manager: Marcelle Foley (New Delhi)
Immigration New Zealand Assistant Area Manager: Daniel Smidt (Mumbai)
Immigration New Zealand Immigration Manager (Risk): Craig Pontifex (New Delhi)
Tourism New Zealand Country Manager: Steven Dixon (based in Singapore)
First Secretary and Consul: Mark Westenra
Second Secretary: Esther Guy-Meakin
Honorary Consuls: Ganesh Lakshminarayan (Chennai), Senaka Silva (Colombo), Neaz Ahmed (Dhaka) and Lisa Choegyal (Kathmandu).
About the High Commissioner
Grahame Morton is the High Commissioner at the New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi, India – which is also cross-accredited to Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
A career diplomat, Grahame was until March 2014 the Divisional Manager of North Asia Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in Wellington. In this role, he managed New Zealand’s growing engagement with China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan. He has had earlier professional stints as a senior policy officer in the Australia Division of MFAT (2007-09), as First Secretary at the New Zealand Embassy in Beijing (2004-07) and as the diplomatic officer in charge of New Zealand’s Antarctic maritime policy (2002-04). He has also served as New Zealand's Deputy High Commissioner to the Cook Islands (1999-2002).
The High Commissioner is a graduate of the Otago University. He enjoys cricket, golf, cycling, and gardening and is an enthusiast of Asian and American history.