The British Deputy High Commissioner to NZ

OSEA Events

Fully Booked

Register your interest


Helen Smith

Mrs Helen Smith the British Deputy High Commissioner to New Zealand will brief us on
 Brexit, and Britain's role post-Brexit along with the NZ/UK relationship.

DUNEDIN:       Tuesday, 30 April 2019
WHERE:           OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin
WHEN:             5.00pm - 7.00pm

: OSEA members complimentary
                            non-members $30.00

Helen's Biography 

Helen Smith arrived in July 2015 as the British Deputy High Commissioner to New Zealand.

Helen has a wide range of diplomatic experience. She comes to New Zealand from five years in London, firstly as Deputy Head of the UK Somalia Unit, and later as Head of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO’s) Operations Unit, advising the Chief Operating Officer on corporate strategy and leading a range of change and efficiency programmes.

Her previous overseas posting was as Head of Communications and Second Secretary Political at the British Embassy in Warsaw from 2007-2010. Prior to that, she worked in the FCO in London on Gibraltar/EU issues and as Private Secretary to the Director General Globalisation and Desk Officer for the Holy See.

Helen has a degree in Oriental Studies (Japanese) from Trinity College, Cambridge. She qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant in 2014. 

Born and raised in Manchester, Helen is a lifelong Manchester City FC supporter. She enjoys hiking and singing (often at the same time) and considers herself a feminist and a film geek. 


Attendance is complimentary for members, but bookings are essential.

P 0508 656 757  E or book online here using the Book Now button

Course Dates


Free for members
$ 30.00 + GST for non-members


To View Otago Southland Employers' Association Terms and Conditions please click here.

Fully Booked

Register your interest

Our Sister Organisations & Sponsors

BusinessNZ Logo black2
ExportNZ Black
Buy NZ Made Logo2
Sustainable Business Council Logo6
NZ Business Energy council3
EMA black4
Business Central black3
Regional Business Partner Network
Business Mentors2
western union Logo black2
Copyright 2019 | Otago Southland Employers' Association | All Rights Reserved | Website by Punch Marketing