Order of Precedence among Heads of Diplomatic Missions as at 
 29 January 2020

Samoa   17 April 2012  HE Mr Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan, High Commissioner, Wellington, and
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps
 
Solomon Islands   5 March 2014 HE Mrs Joy Kere, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Poland   17 September 2014 HE Mr Zbigniew Gniatkowski, Ambassador, Wellington   
Jamaica   2 December 2014 HE Mr Clement Philip Ricardo Allcock, High Commissioner, Tokyo   
Malta   3 December 2014 HE Mr Charles Muscat, High Commissioner, Canberra   
Papua New Guinea   2 March 2015 HE Brigadier General (Rtd) Francis Agwi, CSM, CBE, DMS, High Commissioner, Wellington   
North Macedonia   15 April 2015 HE Mr Vele Trpevski, Ambassador, Canberra  
Bulgaria   15 April 2015 HE Ms Emilia Stefanova-Veleva, Ambassador, Canberra  
Romania   3 June 2015 HE Mrs Nineta Barbulescu, Ambassador, Canberra  
Serbia   15 July 2015 HE Mr Miroljub Petrovic, Ambassador, Canberra  
Algeria   2 September 2015 HE Mr Abdelaziz Lahiouel, Ambassador, Canberra  
Fiji    26 November 2015  HE Mr Filimone Waqabaca, High Commissioner, Wellington   
Kenya    26 November 2015  HE Mr Isaiya Kabira, High Commissioner, Canberra   
Mongolia   10 February 2016 HE Mr Batlai Chuluunhuu, Ambassador, Canberra  
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  
Israel   26 July 2016 HE Dr Itzhak Gerberg, Ambassador, Wellington  
Angola   26 July 2016 HE Dr Fidelino Loy de Jesus Figueiredo, Ambassador, Singapore  
Kuwait   27 October 2016 HE Mr Ahmad Salem Alwehaib, Ambassador, Wellington  
Italy   27 October 2016 HE Mr Fabrizio Marcelli, Ambassador, Wellington  
Ethiopia   27 October 2016 HE Mrs Tirfu Kidanemariam Gebrehewit, Ambassador, Canberra  
Central African Republic   27 October 2016 HE Mr Andre Nzapayeke, Ambassador, Pretoria  
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  
Botswana   24 November 2016 HE Mr Lapologang Caesar Lekoa, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Finland   24 November 2016 HE Mr Lars Backstrom, Ambassador, Canberra  
Tuvalu   30 January 2017 HE Mr Paulson Panapa, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Turkey   1 February 2017 HE Mr Ahmet Ergin, Ambassador, Wellington  
United Arab Emirates   1 February 2017 HE Mr Saleh Ahmad Alsuwaidi, Ambassador, Wellington  
Morocco   1 February 2017 HE Mr Karim Medrek, Ambassador, Canberra  
Niue   19 April 2017 HE Hon Fisa Pihigia, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Chile   19 April 2017 HE Mr Rodrigo Espinosa, Ambassador, Wellington  
Indonesia   19 April 2017 HE Tantowi Yahya, Ambassador, Wellington  
Korea   19 April 2017 HE Mr Seung-bae Yeo, Ambassador, Wellington  
Suriname   19 April 2017 HE Dr Lloyd Pinas, Ambassador, Beijing  
Senegal   19 April 2017 HE Mr Cheikh Niang, Ambassador, Tokyo  
United States of America   28 June 2017 HE Mr Scott Brown, Ambassador, Wellington  
Panama   28 June 2017 HE Mr Alfredo Alberto Spiegel Aponte, Ambassador, Singapore  
Myanmar   28 June 2017 HE Mr Tha Aung Nyun, Ambassador, Canberra  
Bosnia and Herzegovina   6 September 2017 HE Mr Mirza Hajric, Ambassador, Canberra  
Afghanistan   6 September 2017 HE Mr Wahidullah Waissi, Ambassador, Canberra  
Tanzania   21 November 2017 HE Mr Mathias Meinrad Chikawe, High Commissioner, Tokyo  
Georgia   21 November 2017 HE Mr George Dolidze, Ambassador, Canberra  
Nigeria   21 November 2017 HE Mr Bello Kazaure Husseini, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Latvia   21 November 2017 HE Ms Dace Treija-Masi, Ambassador, Tokyo  
United Kingdom   29 January 2018 HE Ms Laura Clarke, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Vanuatu   1 February 2018 HE Mr Johnson Naviti, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Malaysia   1 February 2018 HE Ms Nur Izzah Wong Mee Choo, High Commissioner, Wellington  
South Africa   1 February 2018 HE Ms Vuyiswa Tulelo, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Ecuador   1 February 2018 HE Mr Juan Salazar Sancisi, Ambassador, Canberra  
Mauritius   1 February 2018 HE Ms Christelle Sohun, High Commissioner, Canberra  
China   11 April 2018 HE Ms Wu Xi, Ambassador, Wellington  
Djibouti   11 April 2018 HE Mr Ahmed Araita Ali, Ambassador, Tokyo  
Lithuania   11 April 2018 HE Mr Gediminas Varvuolis, Ambassador, Tokyo  
Bangladesh   11 April 2018 HE Mr Mohammad Sufiur Rahman, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Viet Nam   12 June 2018 HE Mr Ta Van Thong, Ambassador, Wellington  
Spain   12 June 2018 HE Mr Fernando Curcio Ruigomez, Ambassador, Wellington  
Russia   29 August 2018 HE Mr Georgii Zuev, Ambassador, Wellington  
Netherlands   29 August 2018 HE Mrs Mira Woldberg, Ambassador, Wellington  
Ireland   29 August 2018 HE Mr Peter Ryan, Ambassador, Wellington  
Pakistan   29 August 2018 HE Dr Abdul Malik, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Lao PDR   29 August 2018 HE Mr Sisavath Inphachanh, Ambassador, Canberra  
Thailand   18 October 2018 HE Mr Danai Menabodhi, Ambassador, Wellington  
France   18 October 2018 HE Mrs Slyvaine Carta-Le Vert, Ambassador, Wellington  
Japan   18 October 2018 HE Mr Hiroyasu Kobayashi, Ambassador, Wellington  
Ukraine   27 November 2018 HE Mr Dmytro Senik, Ambassador, Singapore  
Ghana   27 November 2018 HE Mr Edwin Nii Adjei, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Mozambique   27 November 2018 HE Mr Jose Maria De Morais, High Commissioner, Tokyo  
Mauritania   27 November 2018 HE Mr El Hacen Eleyatt, Ambassador, Tokyo  
Malawi   27 November 2018 HE Mr Grenenger Kidney Msulira Banda, High Commissioner, Tokyo  
Qatar   27 November 2018 HE Mr Saad Abdulla Al Mahmoud Al Shareef, Ambassador, Canberra  
Slovenia   27 November 2018 HE Mr Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador, Canberra  
Cook Islands   12 December 2018 HE Mrs Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Zambia   31 January 2019 HE Mr Frank Bwalya, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Saudi Arabia   31 January 2019 HE Mr Abdulrahman Al Suhaibani, Ambassador, Wellington  
Benin   31 January 2019 HE Mr Makarimi Abissola Adechoubou, Ambassador, Tokyo  
Lebanon   31 January 2019 HE Mr Milad Raad, Ambassador, Canberra  
Iceland   31 January 2019 HE Mrs Kristin Arnadottir, Ambassador, Reykjavik  
Norway   31 January 2019 HE Mr Paul Gulleik Larsen, Ambassador, Canberra  
Australia   19 March 2019 HE Hon Patricia Forsythe, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Peru   18 April 2019 HE Mr Javier Augusto Prado Miranda, Ambassador, Wellington  
Brunei   18 April 2019 HE Mr Zakaria Ahmad, High Commissioner, Canberra  
Portugal   18 April 2019 HE Mr Antonio Pedro da Vinha Rodrigues da Silva, Ambassador, Canberra  
Lesotho   18 April 2019 HE Major General Lineo Bernard Poopa, High Commissioner, Kuala Lumpur  
Croatia   18 April 2019 HE Ms Betty Pavelich Sirois, Ambassador, Canberra  
Czech Republic   18 April 2019 HE Mr Tomas Dub, Ambassador, Canberra  
The Bahamas   26 June 2019 HE Mr Mark Holowesko, High Commissioner, The Bahamas  
Holy See   27 June 2019 HE Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio, Wellington  
Uganda   27 June 2019 HE Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda, High Commissioner, Canberra  
India   30 July 2019 HE Mr Mukdesh Kumar Pardeshi, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Singapore   22 August 2019 HE Mr Sudesh Maniar, High Commissioner, Wellington  
Germany   22 August 2019 HE Mr Stefan Krawielicki, Ambassador, Wellington  
Slovak Republic   22 August 2019 HE Mr Tomas Ferko, Ambassador, Canberra  
Switzerland   12 November 2019 HE Mr Michael Winzap, Ambassador, Wellington  
Mexico   12 November 2019 HE Mr Alfredo Rogerio Perez Bravo, Ambassador, Wellington  
Egypt   12 November 2019 HE Mrs Dina Farouk El Sehy, Ambassador, Wellington  
Timor Leste   12 November 2019 HE Mr Lisualdo Menezes Coimbra Gaspar, Ambassador, Wellington  
Cuba   12 November 2019 HE Mr Edgardo Valdes Lopez, Ambassador, Wellington  
Belarus   12 November 2019 HE Dr Ruslan Esin, Ambassador, Tokyo  
Bahrain   12 November 2019 HE Dr Mohamed Ghassan Mohamed Adnan Shaikho, Ambassador, Jakarta  
European Union   29 January 2020 HE Mrs Nina Obermaier, Ambassador, Wellington  
Iran   29 January 2020 HE Dr Mohammad Reza Mofatteh, Ambassador, Wellington  
Maldives   29 January 2020 HE Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Ambassador, Singapore  
Sweden   29 January 2020 HE Mr Henrik Cederin, Ambassador, Canberra  
Estonia   29 January 2020 HE Mrs Kersti Eesmaa, Ambassador, Canberra