Christopher John Elder
| Ambassador |
of New Zealand
|Preceded by||Michael Powles|
|Succeeded by||Peter Adams (diplomat)|
| Ambassador |
of New Zealand
August 29, 2001 –2006
|Preceded by||Michael Green (diplomat)|
|Succeeded by||Phillip Gibson|
| Ambassador |
of New Zealand
to Russian Federation
2006 –August 19, 2009 October 12, 2009
|Preceded by||Stuart Prior|
|Succeeded by||Ian Hill|
| Chargé d'affaires |
of New Zealand
|Preceded by||Peter Hamilton|
|Succeeded by||Peter Hamilton|
Chris Elder is a retired diplomat of New Zealand.
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