12 May 2009

NZ Post head appointed Foreign Affairs boss

10:51 am on 12 May 2009

The chief executive of New Zealand Post, John Allen, has been named as the new head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr Allen has spent the last 15 years working at New Zealand Post, becoming its chief executive in 2003.

State Services Commissioner Ian Rennie says he is a strong leader, with extensive experience in developing and implementing strategy.

Mr Allen will take up the position of Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade in July.