Luncheon with Hon Grant Robertson

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Name: Luncheon with Hon Grant Robertson
Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM NZST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Waikato Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Waikato Branch of Institute of Directors presents:

Speaker: Hon Grant Robertson on
"Budget 2018"


Bio for Hon Grant Robertson
Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage
MP for Wellington Central

Grant Robertson was born in Palmerston North and lived in Hastings before his family settled in Dunedin.

He studied politics at Otago, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1995. His involvement in the campaign against user-pays education led him to become President of the Otago University Students Association and, later, Co-President of the New Zealand University Students Association.

Grant joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1997 where he managed the New Zealand Overseas Aid Programme to Samoa. He was also posted to the United Nations in New York, working on environment and development issues.

On his return to New Zealand he became an advisor to then-Minister of Environment Marian Hobbs and then to former Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Grant’s belief in social justice and a desire to see every New Zealander able to achieve their potential led him to politics, and he has been the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central since November 2008.

In Opposition, his Labour spokesperson roles included Finance, Employment, Skills & Training, Economic Development, Tertiary Education, State Services, Health, and Arts, Culture & Heritage.

After the 2017 election, Grant was appointed Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Association Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

He met his partner Alf in 1998 playing rugby and their family now includes several grandchildren. In 2009 they were joined in a civil union.
Location:
Bronze Lounge, FMG Stadium Waikato
 
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday 10th July
12pm - 2pm
Fees/Admission:
$60.00 members
$75.00 non members

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