Leader of the Opposition
Christopher Luxon is a businessman, father and proud New Zealander with extensive experience at the highest levels of global corporate leadership.
He was born in Christchurch and raised in Howick, Auckland, attending local Botany schools including Cockle Bay Primary and Howick College. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Commerce (Business Administration) from the University of Canterbury, which he attended between 1989 and 1992.
Christopher entered Parliament at the 2020 election as the MP for Botany, and he was elected Leader of the National Party in November 2021. Prior to entering politics, Christopher was Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand from 2013 to 2019 and previously held senior leadership roles at Unilever over an 18 year career with the multinational.
Christopher has won numerous business awards, including the Peter Blake Leader Award and the Deloitte CEO of the Year. Outside his corporate roles, he has served as Chair of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council and is a Vice Chair and Trustee of the international aid organisation Tearfund New Zealand.
Christopher is married to Amanda and together they live in Auckland with their two children.