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SPEAKER IN FOCUS: His Excellency David Strachan

His Excellency David Strachan
New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines

Ambassador Strachan arrived in Manila in December 2014. Prior to his appointment as New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines, he was the New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt with accreditation to the League of Arab States, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. 

Ambassador Strachan has served in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade since 1984. His diplomatic postings include Kuala Lumpur, Port Moresby, Seoul, and Jakarta. In Wellington, Ambassador Strachan has worked in a range of roles in various divisions in the Ministry, including South and South East Asia, South Pacific, Middle East, and North Asia.

Ambassador Strachan holds a Masters degree in Political Science (Distinction) from Otago University.

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