Biography of Jacqui Caine, Member of the Royal Commission.
Jacqui Caine (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha), was New Zealand’s Ambassador to Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia, from 2015 to 2018. Since February this year, she has been working for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. She comes from Bluff but currently lives in Christchurch.
Jacqui studied law and commerce at Otago University in New Zealand. She is a career diplomat and has had a number of roles in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade including in the Trade Negotiations Division, Legal Division and Americas Division.
Immediately prior to her appointment as the New Zealand Ambassador to Chile, with accreditation to Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, she was the Lead Adviser in the Americas Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade working on New Zealand’s engagement with the Pacific Alliance and Latin America more broadly.