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Gwyneth Kutz, Consul General a.i. of Canada in Seattle, United States

Gwyneth Kutz, Consul General a.i. of Canada in Seattle, United States


Gwyneth Kutz is a career Foreign Service officer with Global Affairs Canada, serving since October 2023 as acting Consul General of Canada in Seattle, for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.

Previously, she represented Canada as Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy in Riyadh, for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen (2023), Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia (2015 to 2019), Ambassador to Argentina and Paraguay (2010 to 2015) and as Canada’s first resident Ambassador in El Salvador (2004 to 2007). She opened and headed Canada’s first diplomatic presence in Tirana, Albania (1999 to 2001). She has also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. (2001 to 2004), and in various capacities in Canadian Embassies in Spain, Peru, and at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York.

At Headquarters in Ottawa, Ms. Kutz served most recently as Director General of the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (2019 to 2022), and previously as Human Rights Director, Senior Advisor for Multilateral Initiatives and Advocacy, as well as in other functions in personnel assignments, regional security and peacekeeping, and energy and the environment divisions, since joining the Department of External Affairs in 1988.

She holds a degree in General Humanities from the University of Calgary (1987).

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