Administrator of Tokelau
“Jonathan Kings is the Administrator of Tokelau, and a Special Adviser with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In addition to his responsibilities for Tokelau Jonathan has responsibility for the New Zealand relationship with Niue.
Jonathan is also leading New Zealand’s investment with Australia in the Square Kilometre Array. The Square Kilometre Array is a radio telescope that will be by far the most powerful of its type in the world, with a discovery potential 10,000 times greater than current instruments. The telescope is one of the world’s most significant mega-science projects of the 21st century.
Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Jonathan was a senior manager with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Industry New Zealand for nine years. He had a range of responsibilities including leading Investment New Zealand, which is New Zealand’s investment attraction agency, spending two years at the OECD in Paris working on regional development issues, and managing New Zealand’s trade promotion offices in Europe and the Middle East and in the Americas.
Prior to joining the public sector Jonathan was the chief executive of a consulting firm in the energy sector with offices in New Zealand and Australia, and before that he was a senior manager with a multinational in the energy sector.
The Office of the Administrator's staff provide policy advice to the Governments of New Zealand and Tokelau and manage the delivery of New Zealand's economic support to the territory.
The Administrator of Tokelau is appointed by the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for a period of three years. More information on the Office of the Administrator of Tokelau can be found on the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.”
More information on the Office of the Administrator of Tokelau can be found on the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.