New Zealand High Commission Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Who is in the High Commission
The High Commission is staffed by a team of six staff from Wellington and 21 locally engaged staff.
High Commissioner, Ms Marion Crawshaw
Marion is a career diplomat who has previously been posted as Deputy High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Deputy Representative to the OECD in Paris, as well as to Suva and Rome. She was seconded to the New Zealand Police as National Manager Policy, where she established New Zealand Police’s Policy Group. Most recently Ms Crawshaw was the Director of the Knowledge Services Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, developing a programme of knowledge management projects for the Ministry.
Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Nathan Glassey
As Deputy High Commissioner, Nathan is primarily responsible for supporting New Zealand's trade and economic relationship with PNG, for the High Commission's public diplomacy and for supporting regional and multilateral engagements. He also manages the Head of Mission Fund for small development projects.
Administration Manager, Mrs Denise Ruha
Denise is responsible for Consular, Security, IT, HR, and Finance.
Acting Development Counsellor/First Secretary Development, Ms Rebecca Lineham
Rebecca was posted to Port Moresby as Deputy High Commissioner in 2009 then returned as First Secretary (Development) in early 2011. In this role, Rebecca manages New Zealand’s support to the health sector in PNG; and to Bougainville, which includes policing, capacity development initiatives, and civil society. Rebecca has oversight of all New Zealand's rural economic development projects, notably agriculture.
Development Programme Co-ordinator (Rural Economic Development), Ms Viola Digwaleu
Viola works with civil society organisations and assists with New Zealand's education sector programmes. She joined the High Commission in September 2009.
Development Programme Co-ordinator (Health), Mr Robert Turare
Robert’s responsibilities include civil society organisations, principally in Bougainville, and New Zealand’s emergency responses. He joined the High Commission in September 2009.
New Zealand Defence
Defence Advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas (Nick) Ang, RNZIR
Nick is responsible for liaison between the New Zealand Defence Force and the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and other PNG government agencies, and for providing advice to the High Commissioner and other staff with respect to defence and security issues. He has served in a number of roles including in four operational tours. In the South Pacific region he has previously been posted to the Fiji Islands and to PNG. His PNG experiences include a posting as the New Zealand instructor at Igam Barracks in Lae, and as Commanding Officer of Teamsite Buin, in Southern Bougainville as part of the Peace Monitoring Group. Nick is also accredited to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and performs similar roles with respect to those countries.
PA to the Defence Attaché, Mrs Rhonda-Marie Anderson
Rhonda-Marie provides administrative support to Defence Attaché as his personal assistant.