New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy

CV of H.E. Dr. Trevor D. Matheson

H.E. Dr. Trevor Donald Matheson

His Excellency Dr. Trevor D. Matheson

Date of Birth: 16 August 1956 (Rotorua, New Zealand)

Qualifications:  BSocSc, Waikato University, Hamilton, 1978, MSocSc (Hons), Waikato University, Hamilton, 1981, PhD, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1987

Memberships:  Royal Society of New Zealand, New Zealand Geographical Society

2011 – Present: Ambassador to the Italian Republic with cross accreditations to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece and Malta, based in Rome

2007 – 2010: Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with cross accreditations to the Gulf States of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE based in Riyadh

2006: Deputy Director, Australia Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2005 – 2006: Private Secretary to the Minister of Trade, Minister for Trade Negotiations and Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control while concurrently Private Secretary to the Minister of State, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

2003 – 2005: Private Secretary to the Minister for Trade Negotiations, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

1999 – 2003: Counsellor (WTO), New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations and WTO at Geneva

1995 – 1999: First Secretary then Counsellor, New Zealand High Commission, Canberra

1991 – 1994: Senior Policy Officer and Market Access Negotiator, Multilateral Trade Division, Ministry of External Relations and Trade, Wellington

1988 – 1991: Second Secretary then First Secretary, and Deputy Representative, Office of the New Zealand Representative to the Cook Islands, Rarotonga

1987 – 1988: Programme Manager (Micronesia and Shipping) External Aid Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington

1986 – 1987: Desk Officer (Melanesia and Pacific Regional), South Pacific Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington 

Previous: Senior Geography Teacher (Relieving), Rotorua Lakes High School, Rotorua

Schooling: Educated in Rotorua at Western Heights High School, Kaitao Intermediate, Sunset Intermediate and Western Heights Primary School

Interests: Travel, walking, gardening, golf, rugby and horse racing

Marital: Dr Matheson is married to Nuannit (“Nid”)


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