Andrea Smith

Deputy Secretary Americas and Asia Group

Andrea Smith


Before taking this role in 2012, Andrea Smith was the Director of MFAT’s Pacific Division.

Andrea has had numerous postings including as Ambassador to Turkey, Israel and Jordan and as Representative to the Palestinian Authority (2009-10). She was Head of the Trade and Economic Section at our embassy in Washington (2004-05) and Deputy Head of Mission in Jakarta (2001-03). Andrea also served at our Mission to the European Union, in Brussels (1994-1997) earlier in her career.

Andrea's areas of work when based in Wellington have included multilateral trade policy, Pacific, South East Asia and Australia. She was also seconded to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as Foreign Policy Advisor from 2006-08.