Don McKinnon

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Sir Don McKinnon

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4th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office
1 April 2000 – 1 April 2008
HeadElizabeth II
ChairThabo Mbeki (South Africa)
John Howard (Australia)
Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria)
Lawrence Gonzi (Malta)
Yoweri Museveni (Uganda)
Preceded byEmeka Anyaoku
Succeeded byKamalesh Sharma
12th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
2 November 1990 – 16 December 1996
Prime MinisterJim Bolger
Preceded byHelen Clark
Succeeded byWinston Peters
24th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
2 November 1990 – 5 December 1999
Prime MinisterJim Bolger (1990–1997)
Jenny Shipley (1997–1999)
Preceded byMike Moore
Succeeded byPhil Goff
Member of Parliament for Albany
In office
1978–1993
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byMurray McCully
Personal details
Born
Donald Charles McKinnon

(1939-02-27) 27 February 1939 (age 81)
London, United Kingdom
NationalityNew Zealand
Political partyNational
Spouse(s)Clare de Lore

Sir Donald Charles McKinnon (born 27 February 1939) is a New Zealand politician. He is a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand. He was the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations from 2000 until 2008.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. McKinnon, Don (2006-05-25), Building Sustainable Democracies – the Commonwealth way (PDF), Center for Strategic and International Studies

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