Ginny Andersen grew up mostly on Great Barrier Island. She attended Canterbury University and completed an MA in Political Science before moving to Wellington and then settling in the Hutt Valley ten years ago with her husband, Geoff, where they currently live and raise four children.
Her family has benefited from the Hutt Valley’s safe and close-knit communities, its excellent childcare and schools, and the healthy balance between homes, businesses and the natural surroundings of the bush, beaches and river – these are benefits Ginny wants kept safe for future generations.
Ginny brings to the role of MP significant experience in the justice sector; she has worked in Parliament as a private secretary and senior political adviser, in the Office of Treaty Settlements in negotiations and policy, and for nine years she worked for the New Zealand Police where she delivered action plans to reduce the harm associated with gangs, organised crime and methamphetamine.
Ginny is excited by the opportunity to combine her professional experience and her personal passions into her position as a member on the Justice Select Committee and as Deputy-Chairperson of the Governance and Administration Select Committee.