There will be a Cabinet reshuffle early next year.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully yesterday announced that the current Charge d’Affaires in Washington, Carl Worker is to be appointed the Ambassador for Counter Terrorism early next year.
Mr Worker is currently the acting head of New Zealand’s mission to Washington.
The Ambassador, former Labour leader, Mike Moore, is incapacitated following a stroke.
He is not expected to return to his post.
Mr Worker has effectively been filling in for him.
The Trade Minister Tim Groser, who is anxious to depart politics, has long been tipped to be the next New Zealand Ambassador to Washington.
Yes. It has been offered to others, but they didn’t want the job. So it looks like Groser is going to get a cushy retirement post in US. Read more »