The Banyan Tree Leadership Forum with Murray McCully New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs

New Zealand and the United States: Pacific Partners
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2011
  • Please join us for this important speech by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully. The United States – New Zealand relationship has received significant attention from leaders of both countries over the past two years. A strong partnership and bond is forming from a solid foundation of mutual interest and common values. Minister McCully and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been key drivers of the relationship, and together with Prime Minister John Key announced the Wellington Declaration in November, 2010.

    Keynote Remarks by:

    The Honorable Murray McCully
    New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Minister for the Rugby World Cup

    Introduction by:

    Dr. John J. Hamre
    President & CEO, CSIS

    Moderated by:

    Dr. Michael J. Green
    Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS

    Minister McCully is a member of the New Zealand National Party and has served in many cabinet roles since 1987. He began his career as a member of parliament for East Coast Bays. He has held several key positions including the Minister of Customs, Minister of Housing, Minister of Tourism, and Minister of Immigration. As a seasoned politician, he is regarded by many as the National Party’s chief strategist. He was appointed the ministerial posts of foreign affairs, sports and recreation and Rugby World Cup by Prime Minister John Key.

    He was educated at the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) and is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor.

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