Hon Michael Wood, Minister of Transport and Minister for Workplace Relations
Hon Michael Wood is the MP for Mt Roskill, Minister of Transport and Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety. He is also Deputy Leader of the House.
Wood was first elected to Parliament at the 2016 Mt Roskill by-election. In opposition he was Labour’s spokesperson for Transport, Revenue, and Consumer Affairs and after the 2017 election he was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities and became Chair of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. He became Labour’s Senior Whip in mid-2019.
Prior to his parliamentary role, Wood was an Auckland Council member in his community and has held roles providing advice to Habitat for Humanity and as a senior negotiator for the finance sector union Finsec.
Along with his wife Julie and their three young sons, Wood lives in Roskill South where he loves to tramp along the Waikowhai Coast, tends to a very neglected vegetable garden, and dreams of an alternative career as a roving international test cricket commentator.