As minister for heath, Jonathan Coleman is responsible for the single biggest item in the New Zealand government’s budget.
The lunch meeting with Minister Coleman will be a good opportunity to hear not only about his plans for health policy but also about the government’s stance on lifestyle regulations.
About the speaker
Dr Jonathan Coleman is the Minister of Health and Minister for Sport and Recreation. He was elected to Parliament in 2005 and is the MP for Northcote which he holds with a 9664 majority.
He has been a Cabinet Minister since 2008, and has previously held the portfolios of Immigration, Broadcasting, Associate Tourism, Associate Health, Defence, State Services, and Associate Finance.
Prior to entering Parliament, Dr Coleman studied medicine at Auckland University. Following house surgeon years in Hawkes Bay and Auckland, he obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics.