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Australian Ambassadors and other representatives

High Commissioner to New Zealand

Ms Harinder Sidhu

Ms Sidhu was appointed as Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Cook Islands and Niue on 31 March 2022.

Ms Sidhu is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was most recently Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary. She has previously served overseas as Australia’s High Commissioner to India and in Moscow and Damascus.

In Canberra, she has served in DFAT in senior leadership roles, as well as in the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Office of National Assessments and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Ms Sidhu holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

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