Rosemary Banks

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Rosemary Banks in 2009

Rosemary Banks (born 1951) is a New Zealand diplomat, currently New Zealand's Ambassador to France.[1] She was formerly New Zealand's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from June 2005 to June 2009.[2] Previously she served as deputy high commissioner to the Solomon Islands (1985–87), and Australia (1992-95).[3]

Banks graduated with an MA in Russian from the University of Canterbury,[3] and received an MSc from the London School of Economics in the UK. She is married to Brian Lockstone.


  1. ^ MFAT Press Release New NZ Ambassador to France presents credentials accessrd January 6, 2011
  2. ^ "Press Release BIO/3665". United Nations. 8 June 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  3. ^ a b Hughes, Chanel. "Graduate Profiles". University of Canterbury. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 

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