New Zealand Ambassador to the Netherlands and Denmark
Lyndal Walker took up the role of Ambassador to the Netherlands in July 2017. Lyndal is concurrently Ambassador to Denmark.
Lyndal is a career diplomat and has held a number of roles in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade including in the Human Resources Group, Pacific Group, Audit Division and Consular Division. In 2005 she was awarded the New Zealand Special Service Medal (NZSSM) in recognition of her role in coordinating New Zealand’s response to the 2004 Boxing Day Asian Tsunami .
Immediately prior to her appointment as the New Zealand Ambassador to the Netherlands, Lyndal was Director of the Ministry’s Consular Division providing consular services, advice and support to New Zealanders travelling and living overseas plus leading the Ministry’s response to major international incidents affecting New Zealand citizens.
Lyndal has been previously posted in Rome, Niue, Bangkok, Singapore and Washington DC.