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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
Head Elizabeth II
Chair Thabo Mbeki (South Africa)
John Howard (Australia)
Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria)
Lawrence Gonzi (Malta)
Yoweri Museveni (Uganda)
Preceded by Emeka Anyaoku
Succeeded by Kamalesh Sharma
12th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
In office
2 November 1990 – 16 December 1996
Prime Minister Jim Bolger
Preceded by Helen Clark
Succeeded by Winston Peters
24th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
2 November 1990 – 5 December 1999
Prime Minister Jim Bolger (1990–1997)
Jenny Shipley (1997–1999)
Preceded by Mike Moore
Succeeded by Phil Goff
Member of Parliament for Albany
In office
1978–1993
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Murray McCully
Personal details
Born
Donald Charles McKinnon

27 February 1939 (1939-02-27) (age 82)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality New Zealand
Political party National
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.

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