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Tim Groser

Ambassador of New Zealand to the United States of America, Embassy of New Zealand

1973, graduate in Economic History (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington. 1974-75, worked in both external and internal economic division, New Zealand Treasury; 1976-79, First Secretary, New Zealand High Commission, Canberra; 1979-82, Negotiator, ANCERTA (Free Trade Area between Australia and New Zealand); 1982-84, Adviser, Foreign Economic Policy Issues, Prime Minister's Department; 1985, Director, Trade Policy, Department of Trade and Industry; 1986-90, Minister (Economic), New Zealand Permanent Mission to the GATT, Geneva and Chief Agriculture Negotiator; 1990-94, New Zealand's Chief Negotiator, Uruguay Round GATT Negotiations; 1994-97, Ambassador of New Zealand to Indonesia; 1998-2000, Principal Economic Adviser, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Chief Negotiator, Singapore/New Zealand Free Trade Agreement; 2000, CEO, Asia 2000 Foundation; 2002, Ambassador of New Zealand to the World Trade Organization and Chair of Agricultural Negotiations for the WTO; 2005, elected to New Zealand Parliament; since 2008, Minister of Trade of New Zealand, responsible for climate change negotiations; concurrently, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs. Expertise: international trade.