Order of Precedence among Heads of Diplomatic Missions as at 
24 November 2016

Albania

31 January 2002 HE Mr Kujtim Xhani, Ambassador, Beijing  
Brunei Darussalam 6 August 2008 HE Datin Paduka Tan Bee Yong, High Commissioner, Brunei  
Kazakhstan 30 September 2008 HE Mr Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, Ambassador, Singapore  
Morocco 16 April 2009 HE Mr Mohamed Mael-Ainin, Ambassador, Canberra  
Lebanon 12 November 2009 HE Dr Jean Daniel, Ambassador, Canberra   
Lesotho 24 March 2010 HE Ms Ntsebe Kokome, High Commissioner, Kuala Lumpur   
Oman 24 March 2010 HE Mr Khalid Hashil Mohammed Al-Muslahi, Ambassador, Tokyo   
Niue 4 May 2011 HE Mrs O'Love Jacobsen, High Commissioner, Wellington and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps  
Chile 17 April 2012 HE Mr Isauro Torres, Ambassador, Wellington   
Samoa 17 April 2012  HE Mr Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Afghanistan 28 August 2012 HE Mr Nasir Andisha, Ambassador, Canberra  
Russia 4 December 2012 HE Mr Valery Tereshchenko, Ambassador, Wellington   
Zambia 4 December 2012  HE Mr Ng'ona Mwelwa Chibesakunda, High Commissioner, Tokyo   
Ecuador 4 December 2012   HE Mr Raul Gangotena, Ambassador, Canberra   
South Africa 27 February 2013 HE Ms Ntombizodwa Msuthukazi Lallie, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Georgia 27 February 2013 HE Mr Vladimir Konstantinidi, Ambassador, Canberra  
Myanmar 27 February 2013  HE Mr Min Thein, Ambassador, Canberra  
Malawi 20 March 2013 HE Mr Reuben Ngwenya, High Commissioner, Tokyo   
Estonia 20 March 2013  HE Mr Andres Unga, Ambassador, Tallinn   
Laos 20 March 2013 HE Mr Phomma Khammanichanh, Ambassador, Canberra   
Seychelles 16 May 2013  HE Mr Waven William, High Commissioner, New Delhi   
Mali 27 June 2013  HE Mr Mahamane El Hadji Bania Toure, Ambassador, Tokyo   
Colombia 27 June 2013  HE Mrs Clemencia Forero-Ucros, Ambassador, Canberra   
Benin 27 June 2013  HE Mr Zomahoun Dossou Cyr Rufin, Ambassador, Tokyo   
Holy See 3 September 2013 HE Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio, Wellington   
Nepal 3 September 2013 HE Mr Rudra Kumar Nepal, Ambassador, Canberra   
China 13 November 2013 HE Mr Wang Lutong, Ambassador, Wellington  
Mozambique 13 November 2013 HE Mr Belmiro Jose Malate, High Commissioner, Tokyo   
Libya 12 December 2013 HE Mr Musbah Allafi, Ambassador, Canberra   
Belgium 12 December 2013  HE Mr Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador, Canberra   
Latvia 12 December 2013  HE Mr Andris Teikmanis, Ambassador, London   
Solomon Islands 5 March 2014 HE Mrs Joy Kere, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Indonesia 12 March 2014 HE Mr Jose Antonio Morato Tavares, Ambassador, Wellington   
Uganda 12 March 2014  HE Mr Enock Nkuruho, High Commissioner, Canberra   
Slovak Republic 12 March 2014  HE Dr Igor Bartho, Ambassador, Canberra   
Saudi Arabia 12 March 2014  HE Mr Nabil Mohammed AlSaleh, Ambassador, Canberra   
Timor-Leste 1 May 2014 HE Mr Cristiano da Costa, Ambassador, Ambassador, Wellington   
Portugal 1 May 2014  HE Mr Paulo Cunha Alves, Ambassador, Ambassador, Canberra   
DPRK 1 May 2014 HE Mr Ri Jong Ryul, Ambassador, Ambassador, Jakarta   
United Kingdom 18 August 2014 HE Mr Jonathan Sinclair, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Croatia 26 August 2014 HE Dr Damir Kusen, Ambassador, Canberra   
Lithuania 26 August 2014  HE Mr Egidijus Meilunas, Ambassador, Tokyo   
Liberia 26 August 2014  HE Ms Yongor Telewoda, Ambassador, Tokyo   
Azerbaijan 26 August 2014  HE Mr Rovshan Jamshidov, Ambassador, Canberra   
Netherlands 17 September 2014 HE Mr Robert Zaagman, Ambassador, Wellington   
Poland 17 September 2014 HE Mr Zbigniew Gniatkowski, Ambassador, Wellington   
Italy 17 September 2014 HE Dr Carmelo Barbarello, Ambassador, Wellington   
Viet Nam 17 September 2014 HE Mr Nguyen Viet Dung, Ambassador, Wellington   
Switzerland 30 October 2014 HE Mr David Vogelsanger, Ambassador, Wellington   
Malaysia 30 October 2014  HE Dato' Lim Kim Eng, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Iran 30 October 2014  HE Mr Jalaladdin Namini Mianji, Ambassador, Wellington   
Kosovo 30 October 2014   HE Dr Sabri Kiqmari, Ambassador, Canberra   
Czech Republic 30 October 2014 HE Mr Martin Pohl, Ambassador, Canberra  
Jamaica 2 December 2014 HE Mr Clement Philip Ricardo Allcock, High Commissioner, Tokyo   
Korea 3 December 2014 HE Mr Hae-Yong Kim, Ambassador, Wellington   
Uruguay 3 December 2014 HE Dr Ricardo Javier Varela Fernandez, Ambassador, Canberra   
Sweden 3 December 2014  HE Mr Par Ahlberger, Ambassador, Canberra   
Malta 3 December 2014 HE Mr Charles Muscat, High Commissioner, Canberra   
United States of America 9 February 2015  HE Mr Mark Gilbert, Ambassador, Wellington   
Venezuela 9 February 2015  HE Mr Nelson Davila-Lameda, Ambassador, Canberra   
Tuvalu 23 February 2015 HE Mr Samuelu Laloniu, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Papua New Guinea 2 March 2015 HE Brigadier General (Rt.d) Francis Agwi, CSM, CBE, DMS, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Thailand 3 March 2015 HE Mr Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador, Wellington   
France 3 March 2015  HE Mrs Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, Ambassador, Wellington   
Bangladesh 3 March 2015  HE Mr Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, High Commissioner, Canberra   
fYRO Macedonia 15 April 2015 HE Mr Vele Trpevski, Ambassador, Canberra  
Belarus 15 April 2015 HE Mr Viktar Shykh, Ambassador, Canberra  
Bugaria 15 April 2015 HE Ms Emilia Stefanova-Veleva, Ambassador, Canberra  
Romania 3 June 2015 HE Mrs Nineta Barbulescu, Ambassador, Canberra  
Cyprus 3 June 2015 HE Ms Ioanna Malliotis, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 June 2015 HE Mr Bakir Sadovic, Ambassador, Canberra  
Norway 3 June 2015 HE Ms Unni Klovstad, Ambassador, Canberra  
Canada 29 June 2015 HE Mr Mario Bot, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Japan 15 July 2015 HE Mr Toshihisa Takata, Ambassador, Wellington  
Singapore 15 July 2015 HE Mr Bernard Baker, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Ghana 15 July 2015 HE Mrs Mercy Debrah-Karikari, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Serbia 15 July 2015 HE Mr Miroljub Petrovic, Ambassador, Canberra  
Tanzania 2 September 2015 HE Dr Batilda Salha Burian, High Commissioner, Tokyo  
Mauritania 2 September 2015 HE Mr Yahya Ngam, Ambassador, Tokyo  
Algeria 2 September 2015 HE Mr Abdelaziz Lahiouel, Ambassador, Canberra  
Egypt  26 November 2015  HE Mr Tarek Elwassimy, Ambassador, Wellington   
Spain  26 November 2015 HE Mr Manuel Pradas Romani, Ambassador, Wellington   
Cuba  26 November 2015  HE Mr Mario Alzugaray Rodriguez, Ambassador, Wellington   
Fiji  26 November 2015  HE Mr Filimone Waqabaca, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Montenegro  26 November 2015  HE Mr Darko Uskokovic, Ambassador, Abu Dhabi   
Kenya  26 November 2015  HE Mr Isaiya Kabira, High Commissioner, Canberra   
Australia 9 February 2016 HE Mr Peter Woolcott, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Hungary 10 February 2016 HE Dr Attila Laszlo Gruber, Ambassador, Canberra  
Sri Lanka 10 February 2016 HE Mr Somasundarum Skandakumar, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Cambodia 10 February 2016 HE Mr Kuong Koy, Ambassador, Canberra  
Mongolia 10 February 2016 HE Mr Batlai Chuluunhuu, Ambassador, Canberra  
India 20 April 2016 HE Mr Sanjiv Kohli, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Argentina  20 April 2016  HE Mr Fausto Mariano López Crozet, Ambassador, Wellington  
Philippines 20 April 2016 HE Mr Jesus Domingo, Ambassador, Wellington  
Hungary 20 April 2016 HE Mr László Zsolt Szabó, Ambassador, Wellington  
Guinea 20 April 2016 HE Mr Senkoun Sylla, Ambassador, Tokyo  
Zimbabwe 20 April 2016 HE Mr George Tsaurai Mudzviti Vengesa, Ambassador, Canberra  
Cook Islands 25 May 2016 HE Mrs Teremoana Yala, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Pakistan 1 June 2016 HE Mr Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Mexico 1 June 2016 HE Mr Jose Gerardo Traslosheros Hernandez, Ambassador, Wellington  
Guatemala 1 June 2016 HE Mrs Connie Taracena-Secaira, Ambassador, Canberra  
Peru 1 June 2016 HE Mr Miguel Palomino de la Gala, Ambassador, Canberra  
Greece 1 June 2016 HE Mrs Ekaterini Xagorari, Ambassador, Canberra  
Slovenia 26 July 2016 HE Ms Helena Drnovsek Zorko, Ambassador, Canberra  
Israel 26 July 2016 HE Dr Itzhak Gerberg, Ambassador, Wellington  
Germany 26 July 2016 HE Mr Gerhard Thiedemann, Ambassador, Wellington  
Mauritius 26 July 2016 HE Mr Raoul Lewis Patrick Cavalot, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Angola 26 July 2016 HE Dr Fidelino Loy de Jesus Figueiredo, Ambassador, Singapore  
Kuwait 27 October 2016 HE Mr Ahmad Salem Alwehaib, Ambassador, Wellington  
European Union 27 October 2016 HE Mr Bernard Savage, Ambassador, Wellington  
Italy 27 October 2016 HE Mr Fabrizio Marcelli, Ambassador, Wellington  
Austria 27 October 2016 HE Mr Bernhard Zimburg, Ambassador, Canberra  
Ethiopia 27 October 2016 HE Mrs Tirfu Kidanemariam Gebrehewit, Ambassador, Canberra  
Central African Republic 27 October 2016 HE Mr Andre Nzapayeke, Ambassador, Pretoria  
Tunisia 27 October 2016 HE Mr Nabil Lakhal, Ambassador, Canberra   
Jordan  27 October 2016  HE Mr Ali Kraishan, Ambassador, Canberra  
Brazil 24 November 2016 HE Mr Paulo Cesar de Camargo, Ambassador, Wellington  
Denmark 24 November 2016 HE Mr Tom Norring, Ambassador, Canberra  
Qatar 24 November 2016 HE Mr Nasser bin Hamad Mubarak Al Khalifa, Ambassador, Canberra  
Botswana 24 November 2016 HE Mr Lapologang Caesar Lekoa, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Finland 24 November 2016 HE Mr Lars Backstrom, Ambassador, Canberra  
Zambia 24 November 2016 HE Mr George Kanyamula Zulu, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Ireland 24 November 2016 HE Mr Breandan O Caollai, Ambassador, Canberra