Ben King

Deputy Secretary Americas and Asia Group

Ben King


Ben King is Deputy Secretary of the Americas and Asia Group, a role he commenced in September 2017.

Prior to this role, Ben was New Zealand’s Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia and the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic. Ben was also the Foreign Policy Advisor at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Ben has had postings at the New Zealand Embassies in Washington DC and in Riyadh, and at the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra. Earlier in his career, Ben was Private Secretary and Press Secretary to the Minister for International Trade.

Ben has a Master’s in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours, First Class) from the University of Waikato.

Ben is married and has two children.

Follow Ben on Twitter: @BKingNZ (external link)