New Zealand, Ministers of Finance

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The Minister of Finance, originally known as Colonial Treasurer, is a senior figure within the Government of New Zealand and head of the New Zealand Treasury. The position is often considered to be the most important cabinet post after that of the Prime Minister. The Minister of Finance is responsible for producing an annual New Zealand budget outlining the government's proposed expenditure.

The current Minister of Finance is Grant Robertson. There are also four Associate Minister roles; they are currently held by David Clark, David Parker, Shane Jones and James Shaw[1]

Holder of Office

Name Box Status
George CooperCreatedConnected
Alexander ShepherdCreatedConnected
Dillon BellCreatedConnected
Charles BrowncreatedConnected
Henry SewellcreatedUnconnected
William RichmondcreatedConnected
Reader WoodCreatedConnected
William FitzherbertCreatedConnected
Edward StaffordCreatedConnected
Francis JollieCreatedConnected
Julius VogelcreatedConnected
Thomas GilliesCreatedConnected
Harry AtkinsonCreatedConnected
William LarnachCreatedConnected
John BallanceCreatedConnected
George GreyCreatedConnected
Joseph WardCreatedConnected
Richard SeddonCreatedConnected
William Hall-JonesCreatedConnected
Arthur MyersCreatedConnected
James AllenCreatedUnconnected
William MasseyCreatedConnected
William NosworthyCreatedConnected
William Downie Stewart, Jr.CreatedConnected
George ForbesCreatedConnected
Gordon CoatesCreatedConnected
Walter NashCreatedConnected
Sidney HollandCreatedConnected
Jack WattsCreatedUnconnected
Arnold NordmeyerCreatedUnconnected
Harry LakeCreatedConnected
Robert MuldoonCreatedConnected
Bill RowlingCreatedConnected
Bob TizardCreatedUnconnected
Roger DouglasCreatedUnconnected
David CaygillCreatedUnconnected
Ruth Richardson2 November 1990 29 November 1993Unconnected
Bill Birch29 November 1993 1 February 1999, 22 Jun 1999 - 10 Dec 1999Unconnected
Bill English1 February 1999 22 June 1999 , 19 Nov 2008 - 12 dec 2016Unconnected
Michael Cullen10 December 1999 19 November 2008Unconnected
Steven Joyce12 December 2016 26 October 2017Unconnected
Grant Robertson26 October 2017 IncumbentUnconnected


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