Member of Parliament
Parliament of New Zealand
Clayton Cosgrove was elected a Member of the New Zealand Parliament in 1999. He is a former Cabinet Minister whose ministerial responsibilities included immigration, associate finance, building and construction, associate justice, small business, sport and the Rugby World Cup. Currently ranked number six in the Labour Party Shadow Cabinet, Cosgrove is Spokesperson for Commerce, Trade Negotiations, State-Owned Enterprises, Small Business and Associate Finance. He is also Deputy Chair of the Commerce Parliamentary Select Committee and is a Member of the Finance and Expenditure Parliamentary Select Committee. Cosgrove is a former business owner and has worked in the private sector in senior roles in the fields of public and corporate affairs. He also worked as a Senior Advisor to Mike Moore, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Director-General of the World Trade Organization and current New Zealand Ambassador to the United States. In 2002, Cosgrove was named as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He attended St Bede's College and earned a BA (triple major) and MBA from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He also attended Harvard University.