Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York

Who is in the Mission



  • Jim McLay - Permanent Representative

  • Carolyn Schwalger - Deputy Permanent Representative

  • Phillip Taula - Deputy Permanent Representative

  • David Russell - Military Adviser (Peacekeeping)

  • Angela Hassan-Sharp - Counsellor (Development, Environment, Economic)

  • Anthony Simpson - First Secretary (Political and Security, Disarmament)

  • Karena Lyons - First Secretary (Political)

  • Alexandra Lennox-Marwick - Second Secretary (Legal)

  • Nicholas Walbridge - Second Secretary (Political)

  • Laura-Lee Sage - Second Secretary (Human Rights)

  • Peter Wright - Advisor (Political)

  • Paul Ballantyne - Advisor (Elections, UN Management)

  • Nicola Garvey - Advisor (Security Council Campaign Coordinator)

  • Claire Taylor - Attache (Administration)

  • Michelle Palmer - Team Administrator

  • Renee Daly - Executive Assistant

  • Alexandra Hardie - Team Administrator (Finance)

  • Aubrey Bloomfield - Team Administrator (SC Campaign)

  • Kristin Wastney - Events and Visits Coordinator

  • Jonell Cabochan - Driver/Administration Assistant


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