His Excellency Mr Bede Corry
New Zealand Ambassador to the United States of America
In July 2022, the New Zealand Government announced that Mr Corry had been appointed as New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United States.
Before joining the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, Ambassador Corry was New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. He has also held significant roles in the New Zealand Public Service, including as Deputy Chief Executive at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, and as New Zealand’s Ambassador to Thailand.
Mr Corry has held several important foreign policy roles in his career, including Director of the Australia Division, Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, Counsellor at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, DC and Private Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr Corry has also served in the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra.
Mr Corry graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree from Victoria University in Wellington.