Dr Hamish McDougall

Executive Director | New Zealand Institute of International Affairs - Whare Tawahi-a mahi i Aotearoa

Hamish McDougall was appointed Executive Director of NZIIA in January 2022. Prior to this he completed a PhD in international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), on the topic of UK-New Zealand relations and European integration. This won the Michael Dockrill Prize for best international history thesis at a British university and is to be published as a book by Palgrave Macmillan in 2023. At LSE he also taught and designed courses on Twentieth-Century international history. His published research includes a chapter in the official history of the New Zealand foreign service, and articles on New Zealand’s involvement in the 1971 negotiations for European Community accession, and separately, international aspects of the 1981 Springbok Tour. Outside of academia, he has a successful 15 year career in corporate and marketing communications in New Zealand and overseas. This included leading communications for the launch of He Tohu, the exhibition of iconic New Zealand documents at the National Library of New Zealand, which won the PRINZ Supreme Award for best communications campaign in 2018.