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Suzannah Jessep

Chief Executive (CEO)

Suzannah Jessep was appointed chief executive at the Asia New Zealand Foundation in January 2024.

Previously, she served as the Foundation’s director of research and engagement, and prior to that as a New Zealand diplomat.

Suzannah is a board member of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) and sits on the Advisory Boards of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre (NZCCRC) and the New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI), and is Chair of the Ministerial Strategic Advisory Group on Trade that reports to the Minister of Trade.