Rosemary Banks

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Rosemary Banks in 2009

Rosemary Banks (born 1951) is a New Zealand diplomat, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the OECD since September 2010.[1] She was also New Zealand's Ambassador to France from 2010 to 2014.[2] She was formerly New Zealand's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from June 2005 to June 2009.[3] Previously she served as deputy high commissioner to the Solomon Islands (1985–87), and Australia (1992-95).[4]

Banks graduated with an MA in Russian from the University of Canterbury,[4] and received an MSc from the London School of Economics in the UK. She was awarded an honorary doctorate of literature from the University of Canterbury in April 2015.[5] She is married to Brian Lockstone.

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  1. ^ Ambassador Rosemary Banks, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the OECD on oecd.org
  2. ^ MFAT Press Release New NZ Ambassador to France presents credentials accessrd January 6, 2011
  3. ^ "Press Release BIO/3665". United Nations. 8 June 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  4. ^ a b Hughes, Chanel. "Graduate Profiles". University of Canterbury. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Honorary degrees for Canterbury leaders". The Press. 18 April 2015. p. A7. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Don MacKay
Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York
2005–2009
Succeeded by
Jim McLay