Todd Barclay is the Member of Parliament for Clutha-Southland.

Current Parliamentary Roles

Deputy Chair, Law and Order Select Committee
Member, Primary Production Select Committee

Former Parliamentary Roles

Member, Education and Science Select Committee


Todd was raised in Dipton and Gore. He has established a strong mix of public and private sector experience in the public relations industry.

Public Sector

Working in Wellington and then Auckland, Todd worked for Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Infrastructure and immediate-past Clutha-Southland MP Bill English, provided administrative support in Prime Minister John Key’s office briefly, and for third-ranked cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee (when he was Minister for Economic Development, Energy and Resources, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Associate Minister for the Rugby World Cup 2011 and Leader of the House). Following that, Todd worked as an advisor to Education Minister Hekia Parata.

Private Sector

He left Parliament to work for one of New Zealand’s leading public relations consultancies, SweeneyVesty, before taking on a role as Corporate Affairs Manager for Philip Morris.


Todd studied at Victoria University of Wellington. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Commercial Law and minor in Management.

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