Gwyneth Kutz is a career foreign service officer who joined the Department of
External Affairs in 1988. She has served abroad at the Permanent Missions of Canada to the United Nations in New York (1989) and to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D. C. (1991-93), as well as at the Canadian embassies in Lima, Peru (1990-91), and Madrid, Spain (1997-99). In 1999, she opened and headed Canada’s first diplomatic presence in Tirana, Albania, before returning to Washington as Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the OAS (2001-2004). She was appointed Canada’s first resident Ambassador to El Salvador (2004-2006), and later as
Ambassador to Argentina and Paraguay (2010-2015). At Headquarters, Ambassador Kutz has worked on issues relating to energy and the environment, personnel assignments and regional security and peacekeeping. She has also served as Human Rights Director and as Senior Advisor for Multilateral Initiatives and Advocacy.
Ambassador Kutz graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in General Humanities (Highest Honors) in 1987. In August 2015, she was announced as Canada’s Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia.