Roger Douglas

Sir Roger Douglas, as Minister of Finance in New Zealand, won an international reputation as the strategist and driving force responsible for the reform of the country's economy, from 1984 to 1988. Sir Roger entered Parliament in 1969. He first became a Cabinet Minister in 1973, in the term of the Third Labour Government from 1972 to 1975. He held the portfolios of Broadcasting and Post Office and later Housing. His period as Finance Minister saw major deregulation of New Zealand financial markets. After leaving Parliament in 1990, Sir Roger was the Managing Director of Roger Douglas Associates, an international consulting firm, specialising in advice on economic restructuring and structural adjustment. He is a founder member of ACT NZ and re-entered Parliament as an ACT MP between 2008 and 2011.