President to the 53rd IAEA General Conference: Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Macmillan

Jennifer Macmillian Ambassador and
Permanent Representative of New Zealand

Ms. Jennifer Macmillan is New Zealand´s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the IAEA and other international organizations in Vienna, Austria.

Ms. Macmillan has served in a number of senior diplomatic positions for New Zealand´s foreign service. She was a Political Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in Geneva (2000-04) and Deputy High Commissioner at New Zealand´s High Commission to the Solomon Islands in Honiara (1993-96). Ms. Macmillan has also undertaken assignments at New Zealand´s High Commission in Port Moresby (1997-98) and as Director of Administration and Finance at the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council in Singapore (1990-92). In addition to service overseas, Ms. Macmillan has held roles in a number of divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including as Deputy Director of the Environment division (2005-2006); Office of the Chief Executive (1998-99); South Pacific division (1997-98); South East Asia division (1992-93); Europe division (1989-90) and Personnel division (1988-89). She was also the Private Secretary in the Office of New Zealand´s Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control, and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2004-05).

Ms. Macmillan was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 25 April 1953. She graduated in History at the University of Otago and joined the Department of Trade and Industry in 1984. She joined the Foreign Service in 1989. Ms. Macmillan is a career diplomat.