Mr Nottage is currently Manager of Trade Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has served as Senior Adviser to the Minister of Trade, as a World Trade Organisation dispute settlement Panellist, and in New Zealand’s Embassy to Argentina.
“As High Commissioner Mr Nottage will help establish a strong working relationship with the new Malaysian government,” Mr Peters said.
“New Zealand and Malaysia enjoy a positive bilateral relationship. We recently celebrated our 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations, and have long-standing ties including in ASEAN, APEC and the Commonwealth. We share close education links and Malaysia is a significant trading partner as well as a key strategic and security partner.
The High Commission in Kuala Lumpur is also accredited to Brunei.