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Hon Simon Power

Published date: 26 Nov 2011
National Party
National Party
Power, Simon
Power, Simon
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Former Parliamentary Roles

  • Spokesperson, Labour and Industrial Relations: 1999 - 2002
  • Spokesperson, Youth Affairs: 1999 - 9 August 2004
  • Member, Transport and Industrial Relations Committee: 21 December 1999 - 18 June 2002
  • Member, Law and Order Committee: 22 December 1999 - 13 February 2001
  • Spokesperson, Justice: 15 August 2002 - 12 February 2003
  • Spokesperson, Tertiary Education: 15 August 2002 - 2 November 2003
  • Spokesperson, Workplace Skills: 15 August 2002 - 2 November 2003
  • Member, Justice and Electoral Committee: 27 August 2002 - 15 October 2002
  • Member, Education and Science Committee: 15 October 2002 - 4 November 2003
  • Spokesperson, Defence: 12 February 2003 - 9 August 2004
  • Associate Spokesperson, Foreign Affairs: 2 November 2003 - 9 August 2004
  • Spokesperson, Veterans' Affairs: 2 November 2003 - 9 August 2004
  • Member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee: 4 November 2003 - 13 August 2004
  • Senior Whip: 9 August 2004 - 17 September 2005
  • Spokesperson, Conservation: 9 August 2004 - 26 October 2005
  • Associate Spokesperson, Education: 9 August 2004 - 26 October 2005
  • Member, Business Committee: 13 August 2004 - 9 March 2005
  • Member, Education and Science Committee: 13 August 2004 - 11 August 2005
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee: 13 August 2004 - 11 August 2005
  • Spokesperson, Law and Order: 26 October 2005 - 1 December 2006
  • Member, Law and Order Committee: 9 November 2005 - 3 October 2008
  • Member, Privileges Committee: 16 November 2005 - 23 February 2006
  • Chairperson, Privileges Committee: 23 February 2006 - 3 October 2008
  • Spokesperson, Justice and Corrections: 1 December 2006 - 3 October 2008
  • Member, Commerce Committee: 6 December 2006 - 3 October 2008
  • Minister for State Owned Enterprises: 19 November 2008 - 13 April 2011
  • Deputy Leader of the House: 19 November 2008 - 20 October 2011
  • Member, Privileges Committee: 17 December 2008 - 20 October 2011
  • Member, Standing Orders Committee: 4 August 2011 - 20 October 2011
  • Minister of Justice: 19 November 2008 - 14 December 2011
  • Minister of Commerce: 19 November 2008 - 14 December 2011
  • Minister of Consumer Affairs: 4 May 2011 - 14 December 2011
  • Minister Responsible for the Law Commission: 19 November 2008 - 14 December 2011
  • Associate Minister of Finance: 19 November 2008 - 14 December 2011
  • Acting Leader of the House: 24 February 2011 - 14 December 2011

Personal details

  • Born 5 December 1969
  • Married

Education/qualifications

  • St Peter’s College, Palmerston North: 1981 - 1987
  • BA in International Politics, Victoria University of Wellington: - 1992
  • LLB, Victoria University of Wellington: - 1993

Career

  • Solicitor, Kensington Swan, Auckland: 1997
  • Former Solicitor and Associate Partner, Fitzherbert Rowe: November 1993 - February 1997
  • Former Solicitor and Associate Partner, Fitzherbert Rowe: November 1997 - July 1999
  • Member for Rangitikei: 27 November 1999 - 26 November 2011

Community activities

  • Member, Feilding Club
  • Member, Feilding Rotary
  • Member, Manawatu Racing Club
  • Member, Marton Club
  • Member, NZ Institute of Directors
  • Member, NZ Institute of Management

Party activities

  • Member, New Zealand National Party: 1993 -

Leisure activities

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Running
  • Reading
  • Movies
  • Spending time with friends and family

This is the archived biography page for former Member of Parliament, Hon Simon Power.