Michael Powles

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Michael John Powles
High Commissioner
of Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
to Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
In office
Preceded by David Keith McDowell
Succeeded by Lindsay Johnstone Watt
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to Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
In office
Preceded by Richard Nottage
Succeeded by Gordon Parkinson
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to Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
In office
Preceded by Lindsay Johnstone Watt
Succeeded by Christopher Elder
Permanent Representative
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to Flag of the United Nations.svg  United Nations Headquarters
In office
Preceded by Colin Keating
Succeeded byDon MacKay
Personal details
Born24 July 1939
Spouse(s)Dale Croucher, d. of Donald and Rachael Croucher, 1964: separated
Childrenone son, two daughters
MotherEileen (née Nicholls)
Father Guy Powles
EducationWanganui Collegiate School
Alma mater 1962. Master of Laws, Vict Univ.

Michael John Powles is a retired diplomat of New Zealand. He served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1996 to 2001 and as President of UNICEF in 1998.


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  1. Guy Hardy Scholefield, Who's who in New Zealand, 1991, p. 509