Hon Chris Finlayson

KC, Barrister, and former New Zealand Government Minister

The Honourable Christopher Finlayson QC LLD BA was elected as a National Party Member of Parliament in 2005 and served as Attorney-General and Minister for Treaty Negotiations (2008–17), Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage (2008–14), Associate Minister of Maori Development (2014–17) and Minister for the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and Government Communications Security Bureau (2014–17). He retired from Parliament in 2018 to return to legal practice.