The Aotearoa View from Manila

His Excellency Mr Peter Kell, New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 5:40pm - 7:00pm

Wellington

Old Government Buildings, Lecture Theatre 1 (GBLT1)

Peter Kell is the New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines. He was the Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General at the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo from February 2015 to April 2019 and Acting Ambassador from April to July 2019. Before that, he served in Wellington for five years in the Human Resources Division and Chief Executive’s Office before undertaking a secondment to the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. His last role in Wellington was as Principal Adviser to the Deputy Secretary of the Americas and Asia Group. He has also served in Honiara, London and twice before in Tokyo. 

He is a graduate of Kyoto University and Victoria University of Wellington. Before taking up his assignment in Manila, he spent three months on intensive Filipino language training.

His interests include singing, playing guitar, fencing and karate. He is married to Riko a Japanese National, and they have two teenaged sons.

In his presentation to the Wellington Branch, Ambassador Kell will give an overview of New Zealand's bilateral relationship with the Philippines. This event will be held under the Chatham House rule.

Please note, Old Government Buildings, Lecture Theatre 1 has wheelchair access.

Contact the Wellington branch

KARIM DICKIE, CHAIR

karim@dickie.org.nz

Peter Kell is the New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines. He was the Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General at the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo from February 2015 to April 2019 and Acting Ambassador from April to July 2019. Before that, he served in Wellington for five years in the Human Resources Division and Chief Executive’s Office before undertaking a secondment to the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. His last role in Wellington was as Principal Adviser to the Deputy Secretary of the Americas and Asia Group. He has also served in Honiara, London and twice before in Tokyo. 

He is a graduate of Kyoto University and Victoria University of Wellington. Before taking up his assignment in Manila, he spent three months on intensive Filipino language training.

His interests include singing, playing guitar, fencing and karate. He is married to Riko a Japanese National, and they have two teenaged sons.

In his presentation to the Wellington Branch, Ambassador Kell will give an overview of New Zealand's bilateral relationship with the Philippines. This event will be held under the Chatham House rule.

Please note, Old Government Buildings, Lecture Theatre 1 has wheelchair access.

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