Tim Groser


Tim Groser

Tim Groser is a current New Zealand Politician and former Diplomat.

He was born in Perth, Scotland in 1950 and came to New Zealand with his parents in 1958. After completing his education at Victoria University of Wellington he served as a policy adviser in a number of key Departments including Treasury, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Prime Minister's Advisory Group under Muldoon.

He was appointed New Zealands chief agricultural negotiator in the GATT Uruguay round before being promoted to Chief Negotiator midway through negotiations. Since then Groser has served as New Zealand's ambassador to the World Trade Organization and as the WTO's chairman of agricultural negotiations. He was heavily involved in the Doha round of discussions.

In 2005 Groser opted to leave the civil service and run for Parliament. He was selected to stand as a list-only candidate for the National Party in the 2005 elections. He was placed 13th on the list and as a result was comfortably elected.

He is the National Party spokesperson (Shadow Minister) on Trade and Associate Spokesperson on Finance.

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*"Portions of this article are based on public domain text from [http://www.national.org.nz/MP.aspx?Id=15702 The National Party] ."
* [http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/MPP/MPs/MPs/1/2/0/48MP127351-Groser-Tim.htm Parliamentary website]


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