Australian Ambassadors and other representatives
High Commissioner to Cook Islands
Dr Christopher Watkins
Dr Watkins is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has previously served overseas at the Australian Embassy in Iraq and at the Australian High Commission in Nigeria. In Canberra, he has served as senior analyst at the Office of National Assessments and as Acting Director of the Papua New Guinea Political Section.
Dr Watkins holds a Doctorate in Modern History and a Masters in Historical Research from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom; and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.