Phil has had a long political career. He has served a total of 15 years as a Cabinet Minister, covering portfolios such as Trade, Foreign Affairs, Defence, Disarmament, Justice, Education, Housing, and the Environment. Phil was leader of the Labour Party from 2008 to 2011. In 2016, he was elected Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. He attended the University of Oxford for a short period of study in 1992 under the auspices of Chevening. Phil often speaks very favourably of his time and experiences in the UK.
Former Leader of the Labour Party, current Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand