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Senior Minister in the successful John Key-led New Zealand National Government


Steven Joyce served as a senior economic Minister in the recent John Key-led National government in New Zealand

Over nine years in cabinet he held the portfolios of Finance, Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Transport, and ICT, and spent seven years as Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. He led the Key government’s economic growth programme, the Ultrafast Broadband rollout, and the country’s largest highway building programme in decades. Steven was also the Campaign chief for the National Party for five national elections.

Prior to entering politics, he was a successful radio entrepreneur, starting his first station Energy FM in New Plymouth, and building it up to become the listed company RadioWorks NZ Ltd, New Zealand’s second-largest radio company.

Current work:
Steven provides strategic policy and commercial advice to clients across Australia and New Zealand. He wrote the recent “Strengthening Skills” report on vocational education reform for the Australian Federal Government, and chairs an expert panel to advise on the implementation of those reforms.

Steven was a very professional speaker who adapted his talk to complement our other speaker. His professionalism and engagement with the audience was exceptional. Bay of Plenty Regional Council
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