Alastair Bisley

Alastair was the Chair of the Land and Water Forum from its inception at the end of 2008 until 30 June 2016.

He was Secretary of Transport from 1998-2004. 

He was a member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for 31 years where he became Deputy Secretary and New Zealand’s Principal Trade Negotiator (1994-8).  During his time in Foreign Affairs, he was seconded to the Department of Trade and Industry (1976-7) and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group (1978-9).

In the course of his diplomatic career, he was posted in London, Brussels, Sydney, (Consul-General from 1982-86) and Geneva, as Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva (1991-94).

He was a member of the New Zealand Meat Board for 8 years from 2005-2012.

In 2017 he was made a Companion of the Queen's Service Order.

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