Minister of Labour and of Energy and Resources
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment of New Zealand
Simon Bridges is Minister of Labour and of Energy and Resources of New Zealand and is Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues. Prior to becoming a minister, he chaired the New Zealand Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee and was a Member of the Justice and Electoral Select Committee. Before entering Parliament, he was a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the District and High Courts, and has also practised as a litigation lawyer at a major legal firm. Bridges holds a BA in Civil Law from the University of Oxford and a BA in Arts and Law (with Honours) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he received a Senior Law Prize. He has also worked as an intern at the British House of Commons after receiving the Chevening-Hansard Society Fellowship.