Penne Korth Peacock

Ambassador Penne Korth Peacock is currently a Commissioner on the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. She was appointed to the bipartisan commission in 1997 by President Clinton.

Since 1989, Ambassador Peacock has served her government under four presidents. President George H.W. Bush appointed her to serve as US Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius. She also served as co-chair of his American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council of American Ambassadors, and the US-Mauritius Business Council, the Advisory Board of the Washington Ballet, and is an Emeritus board member of the Hillwood Museum, Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Peacock previously served as a member of the boards of the White House Preservation Fund, Vice-Chairman of the Washington Round Table of The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, the Meridian International Center, and the National Symphony Orchestra and for 14 years on the board of Chevy Chase Bank.

In Austin, Texas, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. She is also a Board Member and Development Chairman for Friends of the Governors Mansion.

Ambassador Peacock is married to the Honorable Andrew Peacock, former Australian Ambassador to the United States and Australian Foreign Minister. She has three children.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Mauritius, (1989 - 1992)

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