Member of Parliament
Parliament of New Zealand
Honourable Clayton Cosgrove is a Member of Parliament of New Zealand and former Cabinet Minister. Currently he is Shadow Minister of: State-Owned Enterprises, Revenue, Associate Finance, Building & Construction and the Earthquake Commission. He is also a Member of the Finance and Expenditure Parliamentary Select Committee. He was a Cabinet Minister from 2005 - 2008 and his ministerial portfolios included: Minister of Immigration, Associate Minister of Finance, Minister of Building & Construction, Minister for Small Business, Associate Minister of Justice, Minister for Sport & Recreation, Minister for the Rugby World Cup and Minister of Statistics. Prior, he served as a senior adviser to Rt. Hon. Mike Moore, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is a former business owner and has worked in senior commercial roles in the telecommunications and minerals industries in Australia and New Zealand. Cosgrove is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and in 2007 was appointed an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Public Sector Governance and Accountability Research Centre at Le Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Cosgrove received a BA (triple major) and MBA from the University of Canterbury and completed executive education programmes at Harvard and Yale Universities.