High Commissioner to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ambassador-designate to Nepal
Originally from Christchurch, and a graduate of the University of Canterbury, Joanna Kempkers has had a 23-year career in MFAT, with postings to Paris, Fiji and the Cook Islands.
Her most recent assignment was as Chief of Protocol for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
She is currently High Commissioner to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ambassador to Nepal.
Joanna is married with three children.