Mark Gilbert our new U.S.Ambassador
Mark Gilbert, a former Major League basketball player, has been appointed the next American Ambassador to New Zealand.
Mr Gilbert joined the Chicago Cubs after leaving college. His Major League debut was in 1985 as a pinch hitter with the White Sox.
Once his nomination has been confirmed, Mr Gilbert, will become the 22nd American Ambassador posted in Wellington.
Mr. Gilbert has worked as an investment banker for a number of years and is currently director of Barclays Bank in Palm Beach. Florida.
He has a degree in finance from Florida State University in Tallahassee and has been involved in a variety of charitable and fundraising activities throughout his career.
Mr Gilbert will be joined in Wellington by his wife, Nancy. The couple have two adult daughters, Danielle and Elizabeth.