Andrew Jenks

New Zealand's Ambassador to Spain

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Biography

Andrew Jenks has been Ambassador to Spain since June 2017. 

Andrew is a career diplomat.  Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1993, he has had overseas assignments in Ottawa, Jakarta and Paris. 

In Wellington, he has split his time between working on international environmental law, trade law, trade and economic policy, and trade negotiations.   In 2002-2004, he took a leave of absence in order to live in Stockholm, where he worked as a trade policy consultant and for the Swedish Government on trade policy issues. 

He has studied at the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington, and has a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours.  He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Andrew has three children, two cats and one wife.