OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Ministerial Meeting 2023



New Zealand

Minister for Police, Small Business, Digital Economy and Communications and Seniors


Hon Ginny Andersen Member of Parliament for Hutt South Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Minister of Police Minister for Seniors Minister of Small Business Associate Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Ginny is the MP for Hutt South and has significant experience in the justice sector; she has worked in Parliament as a private secretary and senior political advisor, in the Office of Treaty Settlements in negotiations and policy, and for nine years she worked for the New Zealand Police where she delivered action plans to reduce the harm associated with gangs, organised crime and methamphetamine. Ginny studied Te Reo Maōri at secondary school and university and previously taught night classes as part of Adult and Community Education. Since entering Parliament in 2017, Ginny has combined her professional experience and her personal passions into being a strong advocate for New Zealanders. Appointed as a Cabinet minister and Minister for Small Business in February 2023, Ginny has been working to build the resilience of small businesses and help them respond to the rising cost of living/increasing economic pressures. She subsequently became Minister of Police in March, her focus is on preventing crime, addressing the drivers of crime and reducing youth offending. She is a mother of four, and loves living in the Hutt Valley.

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