Hon Michael Wood
Minister of Immigration, Minister of Transport, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
Following the 2020 General Election, Michael became a sworn Member of the Executive and was appointed by the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern as the Minister of Transport and Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety. He was also given the role of Deputy Leader of the House. In June 2022 the Prime Minister announced a reshuffle of Cabinet portfolios and delegated added responsibilities to Michael. He has also taken up the role as the Minister of Immigration.
Michael is driven by the core belief that all people deserve the opportunity to flourish and reach their potential regardless of background, and that this is most likely to occur when we build strong, fair, and supportive communities. He believes that an economy and public institutions that are focused on people’s wellbeing will lead to a society that is both more prosperous and just.