Hon Barbara Edmonds is currently the Minister for Economic Development and Pacific Peoples, Minister of Internal Affairs and holds associate roles in Health, Housing and Cyclone Recovery.
Prior to her Cabinet promotion, Barbara Edmonds was the Labour Caucus Associate Whip and Chair of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. She has previously worked as a senior advisor to Ministers under successive governments and was a key contributor to the Government’s law reforms following the March 15 Terror Attacks. During this time, she was also heavily involved in the Government’s tax, social policy, small business, and economic response to COVID-19.
Barbara Edmonds proudly serves as the MP for the Mana electorate where she resides with her husband Chris and their eight children.