Interview With H.E. Dawn Elizabeth Bennet, Ambassador of New Zealand to the Republic of Korea
May 25, 2023 — From beginning her diplomatic career in Paris, taking two years of language training while posted in China, and now raising awareness of New Zealand among the Korean community, H.E. Dawn Elizabeth Bennet, the New Zealand ambassador to the Republic of Korea, was pleased to share her experiences as a female diplomat and a single mother. Her Excellency spoke passionately about the value of culture while outlining her views on how modern life and traditions are embraced and preserved in both New Zealand and Korea.
The ambassador provided a detailed itinerary and travel advice for anybody planning a trip to New Zealand and went on to discuss her perception of cultural diplomacy in Korea and potential collaborations between New Zealand and Korea. Watch the full interview to hear more about her in-depth knowledge of both New Zealand and Korea!
About H.E. Dawn Elizabeth Bennet, Ambassador of New Zealand to the Republic of Korea
H.E. Dawn Elizabeth Bennet began her illustrious career in trade in New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in 1997 as a Policy Officer. In 2009, she was appointed Senior Policy Officer of the Australia Division at MFAT. She then served as Deputy Director of MFAT’s APEC division in 2011 for one year.