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Curriculum Vitae

1992 - Bachelor of Laws (University of Canterbury) with First Class Honours

1993 - Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

1993 - 2006 - Commercial and Property solicitor in Invercargill and Christchurch including RMA Law, Trusts and Relationship Property Law.

2006 - 2008 - Partner Mortlock McCormack Law, Christchurch

2008 -2020 -  Member of Parliament for Selwyn

2011 - 2017 - Cabinet Minister (details below)

2017 - 2020 - Senior Member of the Opposition 

2021- current - Board member Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (incl establishment board)

2021- current - University Of Canterbury Council member

2022 - current - Chancellor, University of Canterbury

2020 - current - Board member Melanoma NZ

2022 - current - Board member Canterbury Museum Trust Board.

Parliamentary and Government Roles held:


First term (2008-2011)

Finance & Expenditure Select Committee - Chairperson and Deputy Chair

Electoral Legislation Select Committee - Chairperson

Regulations Review Select Committee - Deputy Chair

Justice & Electoral Select Committee - Member

Second term (2011-2014)

Minister of Internal Affairs

Minister of Communications and Information Technology

Minister of the Environment

Associate Minister of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Third term (2014-2017)

Minister of Justice

Minister of Courts

Minister of Communications

Minister of Broadcasting

Minister for Social Investment

Minister of Social Housing

Associate Minister of Finance

Acting Attorney General

Fourth term (2017-2020)

Shadow Finance Minister

Shadow Attorney General

Shadow Minister of Workplace Relations & Safety

Deputy Chair - Abortion Legislation Committee

Member - Intelligence and Security Committee, Privileges Committee and Primary Production Select Committee

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