Hon James Shaw

New Zealand can lead the world in transitioning to a high-value, clean-tech, post-carbon economy that works for everyone.  It’s one of the many reasons James joined the Green Party in 1990, and why he’s extremely excited about being a Minister in the Labour-led Government.  This Government will bring the large-scale, transformational change that is needed to build a truly sustainable economy, a diverse inclusive society, and to restore and replenish our natural world.

Prior to becoming an MP, James had a successful career in management consulting, primarily in London, where he lived from 1998 to 2010.  James worked with large, multinational companies across Europe and around the world, helping them develop more sustainable business practices.

While studying in the UK for a Master’s degree in sustainable development and business leadership, James realised that the private sector alone wasn’t able to affect change at the speed and scale necessary to meet the great challenges of our time.

James’ diverse business experience and expertise, from working for multinational corporates through to local start-ups, social enterprises and community organisations, will enable him to lead the Green Party, the Government and New Zealanders towards a high-tech post-carbon economy and society.

James Shaw