Simon Upton
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Simon Upton

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment / Te Kaitiaki Taiao a Te Whare Pāremata

Commissioner

  • Appointed October 2017.
  • Environment Director for the OECD, 2010-2017.
  • Chaired the round table on sustainable development at the OECD.
  • NZ National Party MP 1981-2000. Minister for the Environment 1990-99. Minister of Health, 1990-93.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of NZ and a Rhodes Scholar, with degrees in English literature, music and law from Auckland University, and an MLitt in political philosophy from Oxford University. Lives and farms in the Waikato.

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