21 December 2016
New Minister announced
Education New Zealand now has a new Minister – Hon Paul Goldsmith is the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, replacing Hon Steven Joyce.
First elected as a National Party list MP in 2011, Paul Goldsmith served as the Chair of the Parliamentary Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. Following the 2014 General Election he was appointed Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Associate Minister for ACC.
Before entering Parliament, Paul Goldsmith was an historian and biographer focusing on New Zealand’s history and economic development. Between 2007 and 2010 he served as an Auckland City Councillor.
ENZ has prepared a briefing for Minister Goldsmith as incoming Minister, and will aim to ensure a smooth transition to support our busy work programme.