|Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations|
|Preceded by||Allan Rock|
|Succeeded by||Guillermo Rishchynski|
He joined the Department of External Affairs in 1978 and has served in Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel.
Returning to Ottawa he served in the Policy Development Secretariat of the Department of Foreign Affairs and as Director General, Middle East, North Africa and Gulf States Bureau.
From 2004 until 2006 McNee was Canada's Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg. His appointment to the United Nations was announced in February 2006 and he succeeded Allan Rock in the position at the beginning of July. McNee was succeeded by Guillermo E. Rishchynski.
In June 2011, McNee was appointed the first Secretary-General of the Global Centre for Pluralism. Based in Ottawa, the Centre for Pluralism is an initiative of His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada. As Secretary-General, McNee is responsible for building the Centre’s institutional and intellectual capacities as a global knowledge hub working with its international Board of Directors.