The Secretariat

This page has details on the leadership of the Christchurch Call, information for groups interested in supporting the Call, and contact details.

The Christchurch Call is jointly led by the Governments of France and Aotearoa New Zealand. We work together to further the goals of the Christchurch Call in a way that is consistent with underlying commitments to protect human rights and with our stakeholders across mutiple sectors.

Paul Ash is the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Cyber in Aotearoa New Zealand. He leads the Christchurch Call team based in Aotearoa New Zealand, made up of representatives from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

Henri Verdier is the Ambassador for Digital Affairs in France. He works with his team in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and colleagues in the Elysée.  

We work closely with civil society representatives, government officials, partner organisations and online service providers across the Call Community, reflecting our commitment to the Call’s multistakeholder approach.

How to join the Christchurch Call Community

The Call Community welcomes expressions of support and assistance. 

See more information about becoming a Call supporter or partner. [PDF, 128 KB] 

How to contact us