Katherine Errington
[Exec Director
– Feb 2019 Onwards]
Katherine (Kathy) Errington will be the Founding Executive Director (Feb 2019 onwards) of the Helen Clark foundation, and is interested to bring her experience working for the New Zealand government overseas back home, and to build on the legacy and values of former Prime Minister Helen Clark. Kathy is a former New Zealand diplomat with experience in the Pacific region and Japan. She speaks Japanese and Spanish. When she isn’t working, she likes to spend time with her partner and young son.

Work History

2019- Founding Executive Director of the Helen Clark Foundation

2015-2018 Second Secretary Economic New Zealand Embassy Tokyo

2015 One month internship at the Japanese parliament in the Office of the Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane

2013-2015 Long term language training in Japanese, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

2011-2013 Pacific Division, Melanesia Team, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2011 Ministry of Health, Ministerial Services Unit

2009-2011 Tutor of International Relations, Auckland University

2010 Internship in the New Zealand Embassy to the European Union

Academic Background

2009-2011 Masters with Distinction in International Relations and first class Honours in Political Studies and Spanish from Auckland University.

2006-2008. BA in Political Science, International Relations and Spanish from Victoria University of Wellington.

2005 Lived for one year in Argentina on an AFS exchange