Chris Finlayson

Christopher Finlayson was a legal advisor on the Ngāi Tahu settlement negotiation team and led the litigation strategy during the breakdown of the negotiations in the mid 1990s. He practised law in Wellington as a solicitor before going to the Bar in 2002. He was elected to Parliament in 2005 and became Attorney-General and Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations in 2008. He held those positions until October 2017 while also holding a number of other portfolios including Arts, Culture and Heritage. Mr Finlayson retired from Parliament on 30 January 2019 to return to the Bar.

Social Feed

Subscribe to receive the latest updates

View the programme
Programme