Phil Goff

Philip Bruce Goff CNZM[1] (born 22 June 1953) is a New Zealand politician who has been the Mayor of Auckland since 2016. Previously, he was a Member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1981 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 2016. He served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition between 11 November 2008 and 13 December 2011.


Phil Goff

Goff in 2018
2nd Mayor of Auckland
Assumed office
1 November 2016
DeputyBill Cashmore
Preceded byLen Brown
32nd Leader of the Opposition
In office
19 November 2008  13 December 2011
DeputyAnnette King
Preceded byJohn Key
Succeeded byDavid Shearer
13th Leader of the Labour Party
In office
11 November 2008  13 December 2011
DeputyAnnette King
Preceded byHelen Clark
Succeeded byDavid Shearer
35th Minister of Defence
In office
19 October 2005  19 November 2008
Prime MinisterHelen Clark
Preceded byMark Burton
Succeeded byWayne Mapp
25th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
10 December 1999  19 October 2005
Prime MinisterHelen Clark
Preceded byDon McKinnon
Succeeded byWinston Peters
43rd Minister of Justice
In office
10 December 1999  19 October 2005
Prime MinisterHelen Clark
Preceded byTony Ryall
Succeeded byMark Burton
37th Minister of Education
In office
14 August 1989  2 November 1990
Prime MinisterGeoffrey Palmer
Mike Moore
Preceded byGeoffrey Palmer
Succeeded byLockwood Smith
14th Minister of Housing
In office
26 July 1984  26 August 1987
Prime MinisterDavid Lange
Preceded byTony Friedlander
Succeeded byHelen Clark
Constituency
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Mount Roskill
In office
27 November 1999  12 October 2016
Preceded byElectorate established
Succeeded byMichael Wood
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for New Lynn
In office
12 October 1996  27 November 1999
Preceded byJonathan Hunt
Succeeded byElectorate abolished
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Roskill
In office
6 November 1993  12 October 1996
Preceded byGilbert Myles
Succeeded byElectorate abolished
In office
28 November 1981  27 October 1990
Preceded byArthur Faulkner
Succeeded byGilbert Myles
Personal details
Born
Philip Bruce Goff

(1953-06-22) 22 June 1953 (age 68)
Auckland, New Zealand
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Mary Ellen Goff
(m. 1979)
Children3
ResidenceClevedon, Auckland
ProfessionLecturer
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During the Fifth Labour Government, in office from 1999 to 2008, Goff was a senior minister in a number of portfolios, including Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Minister of Defence, and Associate Minister of Finance.[2] He was elected Mayor of Auckland in the October 2016 Auckland mayoral election, succeeding Len Brown, who stepped down after two terms.[3] In 2019, he was re-elected. He is also an advisory board member of the Global Panel Foundation Australasia.