The Case for Global Trade in an Era of Populist Protectionism: Lessons from New Zealand

Nov 27, 2016


Hon Todd McClay MP, New Zealand Minister of Trade


with a vote of thanks from


Rt Hon Lord Hill of Oareford, Former EU Commissioner


Time & Date
Tuesday 29th November 2016

14:00  |  Registration
14:30  |  Event Starts
15:30  |  Event Ends


6th Floor
8-10 Great George Street


Hon Todd McClay is the Member of Parliament for Rotorua. He was first elected to Parliament in 2008 and in June 2013 was appointed Minister of Revenue and Associate Health. Following a Cabinet reshuffle that year, he retained the Revenue portfolio and was appointed Associate Minister of Tourism. In 2014, he was promoted to the Cabinet and became Minister of Revenue, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister of Trade.

In December 2015, following a cabinet reshuffle, Mr McClay became the Minister of Trade. He is a member of both the Cabinet Economic Growth & Infrastructure Committee and the Cabinet Committee on External Relations and Defence.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mr McClay owned an international communications and lobbying company in Europe. He has worked in a political capacity internationally, in the European Parliament as the Chief of Staff to the Leader of the British Conservative Group and for the Irish Fianna Fail Party.

In 2000, he was appointed the Cook Islands and Niue Ambassador to the European Union serving these governments in Brussels. In recognition of his work for the people of the Cook Islands, in 2005 Mr McClay was made an Honorary Cook Islands National.

Mr McClay lives in Rotorua with his wife and four children.


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