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The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland

John Roy-Wojciechowski [commonly known as John Roy]

Legal Acts

  • Nomination by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
  • Introductory Letter by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
  • Letter of Authorisation by The Right Hon. Sir Michael Hardy Boys

Date and
Place of Birth:

25 September 1933, in Poland.

Married Status:

Married - wife Valerie - six children.


Dual citizenship: New Zealand and Polish


Primary School: in Poland, in Isfahan, Persia and the Polish school in Pahiatua, New Zealand.
Secondary School: Saint Patrick's College, Silverstream, NZ
University: Victoria University, Wellington (five years).


Bachelor of Commerce (Victoria University) Member of NZ Society of Chartered Accountants.


Formally Chief Executive of Mainzeal Group Ltd and Executive Chairman of Mair, Astley Holdings Ltd.

Community Involvement:

Member of Auckland University Polish Studies Trust; Past Member of Auckland University Adv. Fundraising Group; Past Chairman, Eastern City Association Group, Howick; Chairman of Howick Building Owners Association; Past Chairman, Life Education Trust, Auckland; Co-Founder of Polish Literary Club, Auckland; Trustee of Polish Heritage of Otago and Southland; Member of : The Auckland Club; The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron; The Royal Automobile Club, Sydney, Australia; Polish Association, Auckland.