Carl Worker is Director of the Americas Division of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a career foreign service officer whose assignments have included terms as New Zealand Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay (2001-05), New Zealand Consul-General, Hong Kong (1994-98) and Deputy Head of Mission, New Zealand Embassy, Beijing (1992-94). From 1998-2001, Carl managed the Foreign Ministry's human resources division in Wellington. Carl studied at Auckland and Oxford Universities. He speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Carl is married to Connie Aldao and has three children.