25 Jun 2012

New High Commissioner appointed

10:35 am on 25 June 2012

Diplomat Michael Potts has been appointed as Australia's new High Commissioner to New Zealand.

Mr Potts is expected to begin his appointment next month, when he will replace Paul O'Sullivan, who had been in the role since 2009.

He is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, where he is currently ambassador to Austria.

Mr Potts has been High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, ambassador to Vietnam and had previously been posted to Brunei, Laos, Zambia and Spain.

He is currently ambassador to Austria.