Meet the people leading MFAT today

We report to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Trade for Export Growth. Our senior leadership team includes the chief executive, 2 deputy chief executives and 6 deputy secretaries.

In this section

Our Ministers

Together, MFAT's senior leadership team support the following Ministers in their portfolios.

Chris Seed

Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ben King

Deputy Chief Executive - Policy



News & Events

Briefing for incoming ministers

The briefings to the incoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Climate Change and Minister forTrade and Export Growth outline the role and responsibilities of the Ministers as well as the Ministry.

Annual report 2016-17

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report, presented to the House of Representatives.