Embaixadora Caroline Bilkey

Embaixadora da Nova Zelândia no Brasil e no Suriname

Caroline Bilkey

Biography

Caroline Bilkey took up the role of Ambassador to Brazil in March 2015. Caroline is concurrently Ambassador to Suriname.

Caroline is a career diplomat. She has had postings in Samoa, Bangkok and Geneva and has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda and Tanzania. She also worked at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington as Director of Congressional Relations.

Early in her career, Caroline spent a year seconded to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has been Chief of Protocol and has worked on a range of international legal issues in the course of her career as well as on political and economic relations with a number of  New Zealand’s bilateral partners. 

Caroline has bachelor degrees in law and political science from the University of Auckland and a Master of Management degree from the Sasin Graduate Institute at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. 

Caroline is married to Chris Chamberlin and has two daughters.

Follow Caroline on Twitter @CBilkeyNZ (external link)