Hon Todd McClay MP for Rotorua
Minister of Trade and Minister for State Owned Enterprises
Hon Todd McClay is the Member of Parliament for Rotorua. He was first elected to Parliament in 2008 after winning his seat from the Labour Government with a majority of more than 5,000 votes. In 2011 he was re-elected and increased his majority to more than 7,300 votes.
In June 2013, Mr McClay was appointed Minister of Revenue and Associate Health and following a Cabinet reshuffle that year, he retained the Revenue portfolio and was appointed Associate Minister of Tourism.
In September 2014, Mr McClay was again elected as Member of Parliament for Rotorua with an increased majority of 7,418. Mr McClay was promoted to Cabinet and became Minister of Revenue, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister of Trade.
In December 2015, following a cabinet reshuffle, Mr McClay became the Minister of Trade.
He is a member of both the Cabinet Economic Growth & Infrastructure Committee and the Cabinet Committee on External Relations and Defence.
Prior to entering Parliament, Mr McClay owned an international communications and lobbying company in Europe. He has worked in political capacity internationally, in the European Parliament as the Chief of Staff to the Leader of the British Conservative Party and for the Irish Fianna Fail Party.
In 2000, he was appointed the Cook Islands and Niue Ambassador to the European Union serving these governments in Brussels. In recognition of his work for the people of the Cook Islands, in 2005 Mr McClay was made an Honorary Cook Islands National.
Mr McClay lives in Rotorua with his wife and four children.