Greg had a unique journey to Parliament, having been elected after a long and successful 41-year career as a Police Officer. This included 20 years as Police Association President, where he led the 40 million dollar organisation, providing a wide range of services to serving and retired police officers and their families.
He is the Member of Parliament for Ōhāriu, a local Wellington electorate. Here he puts his detective skills to good use, ensuring he understands the issues which impact upon his constituents. Most weekends he can be found on the sports fields, at cultural and religious events and social venues across the electorate, often accompanied by his intellectually disabled son Michael.
After chairing the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee and as Deputy Chair of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, Greg was promoted to the role of Deputy Speaker. He enjoys the opportunity that this role provides to build a broader understanding of how Parliament works to support Ōhāriu and New Zealand.
Greg believes that realising the full potential of all New Zealanders – regardless of their circumstances – is crucial for New Zealand to thrive. He believes that the values and policies of Labour governments are best designed to achieve this.
Greg is standing for Ōhāriu in 2023, having represented the area since 2017. Greg wants to build on everything he has learned and achieved in the electorate since he was elected, to be an even more effective Member of Parliament for Ōhāriu in future years.