The China Capable Public Sector Community of Practice (CCPS CoP) brings together a core group of China experts from across the public sector who provide input and advice to the CCPS programme and connect people to share knowledge, learn, and collaborate around common concerns, problems, opportunities, or interests regarding New Zealand’s engagement with China

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Purpose

The China Capable Public Sector Community of Practice (CCPS CoP) brings together a core group of China experts from across the public sector who provide input and advice to the CCPS programme and connect people to share knowledge, learn, and collaborate around common concerns, problems, opportunities, or interests regarding New Zealand’s engagement with China.

The role of the CoP is to:

  • Act as a trusted advisor to agencies to inform strategic thinking, broad policy direction, and operational issues on China matters when invited
  • Provide advice and guidance on the New Zealand perspective and China context in the development and delivery of CCPS curriculum initiatives
  • Share knowledge and experience through participation in CCPS curriculum activities
  • Foster networks with China experts across the sector
  • Model a collaborative approach to develop a cross-sector mindset on China capability.

Current members

  • John McArthur, MFAT, Wellington (CoP Lead)
  • Rebecca Needham, Confucius Institute, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Hamish McCardle New Zealand Police, Beijing
  • Alexandra Grace Education New Zealand, Beijing
  • Ivan Kinsella NZTE, Beijing
  • Carl Worker MFAT, Auckland
  • Guergana Guermanoff MFAT, Shanghai
  • Neil Kennington MPI, Wellington
  • Pam Dunn MFAT, Wellington
  • Grahame Morton, MFAT Wellington
  • Michael Swain, MFAT Wellington
  • Paul Ash, DPMC
  • Alistair Crozier, MFAT, Chengdu
  • Rebekah Mawson, MFAT, Beijing
  • Wen Powles, The Office of Ethnic Communities
  • Jacinta Gould, MFAT Europe
  • Matt Dalzell, MFAT Wellington
  • Si’alei Van Toor, MFAT Wellington
  • David Allen, MPI
  • Alan Young

How to contact the CoP

If you would like to contact the CoP please email China.capable@mfat.govt.nz.