New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada
New Zealand Honorary Consul - Toronto
The Honorary Consul for New Zealand in Toronto, since January 2011, is Phillip Crawley, who is the Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper. He oversees the strategy and operations of The Globe and Mail newspaper, web sites and magazines.
He moved to his present post from New Zealand in 1998. Prior to that he was Managing Director of the New Zealand Herald, and associated publications, based in Auckland, owned by Independent Newspapers of Dublin following their purchase of Wilson and Horton.
From 1988 to 1997 he worked for Rupert Murdoch, first as Editor of The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong (1988–1993) then as Managing Director of The Times Supplements in London (1993–1997). He worked for Conrad Black as Northern Editor, The Daily Telegraph, London in 1987-88. From 1979 to 1987 he was Editor of The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. Prior to 1979, Crawley worked in various editorial roles for Thomson Regional Newspapers.
He is Co-Chairman of The Canadian Press and a board member of The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), The Canadian Newspaper Association, and the World Association of Newspapers/IFRA. His voluntary activities include board membership of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Charter for Business which raises funds for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Canada, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2012 for his charitable work.
Crawley was born in Northumberland, England and graduated in English Language and Literature at Manchester University. He lives in Toronto. His wife Stephanie has New Zealand roots. Her late father was born in Timaru and graduated from medical school at the University of Otago. She has realatives living on both the North and South Island.