Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
New Zealand Parties

Also see New Zealand Ministers

1962-63 President of the Social Credit Party H.M. King

1983-93 President of the National Party Sue Wood

1983-? Leader of the Values Party Janet Roborgh

1984-87 President of Labour Margaret Wilson
Held a number of Ministerial Posts and was Speaker of the Parliament 2005-08.

1988-93 President of Labour Ruth Dyson
Senior Vice President of Labour in 1987

1990 Junior Whip of Labour Judy Keall

1990 Co-Leader of the Green Party  Carolynne Stone

1990-93 Deputy Leader of Labour Helen Clark
1993-2008 Leader of Labour
1993-99 Leader of  the Opposition
Various Ministerial Posts and Prime Minister 1999-2008.

1991 President of Mana Motuhake o Aotearoa (Maori Self-Rule Party) 
1981-94 Deputy Leader of The Alliance
1993-2001 Leader of Mana Motuhake
1994-95 Leader of the Alliance
1995-96 Deputy Leader
1996-99 Parliamentary Leader of Mana Motuhake Sandra Rose Te Hakamatua Lee
Former Minister and High Commissioner to Niue.

1992-99 Deputy Leader of the Alliance Jeanette Fitzsimons
1995-2009 Co-Leader of the Green Party
1999-2010 Parliamentary Chairman of the Green Party
Joint Government Spokesperson for Solar Energy and "Buy Kiwi Made" outside the Government 2005-09.

1993-99 President of Democratic Party Margaret Cook

1994-? Co-Leader of the Green Party Dianne Mellor

1995 Co-Leader of The Green Party Vivienne Stephens

1995-98 President of Labour Maryam Street
Minister 2007-08.

1996–1997 Co-convenor of The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Danna Glendining
Equivalent to the organisational president of other parties

1997-2001 Leader of National Party Jenny Shipley
1999-2001 Leader of the Opposition
She was Prime Minister 1997-99

1997-2005 Secretary of the Parliamentary Caucus of Labour Diane Yates

1997–1998 Co-convenor of The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Leah McBey
Equivalent to the organisational president of other parties

1998-2000 Co-convenor of the Green Party Christine Dann
The position is eqvivalent to the party president in other parties.

2001-02 President of the National Party Michelle Boag

2001-04 Policy Co-convenor of The Green Party Karen Davis

2001-06 National President of ACT Catherine Judd

2001-05 Chief Government Whip (Labour) Jill Pettis

2002-03 Leader of the Alliance Laila Harré

2002-04 Parliamentary Whip of ACT Dr Muriel Newman
2004-06 Deputy Leader of ACT
MP 2001-05.

2002- Leader of the New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit Stephnie de Ruyter

2002-03 Deputy Leader of the Christian Heritage Political Party Merepeka Raukawa-Tait

2002-09 President of the National Party Judy Kirk

2003-06 Co-convenor of the Green Party Catherine Delahunty

2004-05 President of the Alliance Jill Ovens
2005-06 Joint Leader

2004-14 Co-Leader of the Maori Party Tariana Turia
Former Minister of State in the Labour Cabinet which she quit in protest with the policies towards the Maori. She is the niece of the Maori Queen
Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu

2004-08 Deputy Leader of the United Future Judy Turner
MP 2002-08.

2004–2007 Co-convenor of The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Karen Davis
Equivalent to the organisational president of other parties

2004-2007 Policy Co-convenor of The Green Party Nancy Higgins

2005 Leader of The 99 MP Party Margaret Robertson
She founded a movememt to reduce the numbers of MPs to 99 in 1999. The movement was registered as a party in 2005, it gained
0.03% of the vote in the Parliamentary elections and concequently she stepped down as party leader.

2006-08 Chief Whip of the National Party Anne Tolley
Member of the Shadow Cabinet

2006-10 Deputy Leader of ACT Heather Roy
Minister from 2008.

2007–10 Co-convenor of The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Moea Armstrong
Equivalent to the organisational president of other parties

2007-12 and 2016- Policy Co-convenor of The Green Party Caroline Glass

2008-11 Deputy Leader of Labour and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Annette King
2014 Acting Deputy Leader and Party Spokesperson
2014- Deputy Leader of Labour and Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Held various ministerial posts since 1987.

2009- Co-Leader of the Green Party Metiria Turei

2010-15 Co-convenor of The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Georgina St Morrison
Equivalent to the organisational president of other parties

2011-15 President of Labour Moira Coatsworth
Former Senior Party Vice-President.

2012-14 Policy Co-Convenor of the Green Party Jeanette Elley

2014 Leader of the Internet Party Laila Harre
Former Alliance MP. The party did not win any seats in the 2014-elections and she subsequently resigned as party leader.

2014- Co-Leader of the Māori Party Marama Fox

2014-16 Policy Co-Convenor of the Green Party Wendy Harper

2015- Co-Conveyner of the Green Party Debs Martin

2016- Deputy Leader of the National Party Paula Bennett
Held a number of ministerial portfolios from 2008 and became Deputy Prime Minister in 2016.

 

 

 Last update 16.12.16