Kris lives in Titahi Bay, Porirua and was elected as the Member of Parliament for Mana in November 2010 following more than a decade working as a journalist at both TVNZ and the BBC – giving him a strong commitment to public service broadcasting.
As the son of a school teacher and factory worker Kris knows that education is the game-changer for many young people.
Kris is committed to the communities of the Mana electorate and to ensuring that the region grows and develops in a way that strengthens our communities, provides opportunities, and makes our families stronger and more successful.
Kris is the current Member of Parliament for Mana. His experience before that includes:
- Television journalist for TVNZ
- Television journalist BBC World
- Chief Press Secretary, Labour Leader’s Office
- Diploma in Journalism, New Zealand Broadcasting School