U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa
President Joseph R. Biden. Jr. nominated Tom Udall to be the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to New Zealand and to the Independent State of Samoa on July 16, 2021. The U.S. Senate confirmed Ambassador Udall on October 26, 2021 and his swearing-in ceremony followed on October 28, 2021.
Deputy Chief of Mission
Kevin Covert, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is Deputy Chief of Mission for New Zealand. Before arriving in Wellington in August 2019, he served as Chargé in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, and Director for Russia on the National Security Council Staff.
Sarah Nelson is the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Auckland, New Zealand. Before arriving in Auckland in July 2021, she attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
President of the United States
President Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. As President, Biden will restore America’s leadership and build our communities back better.
Vice President of the United States
Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator.
U.S. Secretary of State
Antony J. Blinken is the 71st U.S. Secretary of State. He was nominated by President Biden on November 23, 2020; confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 26, 2021; and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris the following day.