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Christopher Luxon is a New Zealand politician and former business executive who is currently serving as leader of the National Party and is the Leader of the Opposition. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Botany electorate since the 2020 general election.
He was the chief executive officer of Air New Zealand from 2012 to 2019. Luxon also served in Judith Collins’ shadow cabinet as Spokesperson for Local Government, Research, Science, Manufacturing and Land Information, as well as being the Associate Spokesperson for Transport. He has been the leader since 30 November 2021, succeeding Collins.
|Born||19 July 1970|
|Place of birth||Christchurch, New Zealand|
Christopher Mark Luxon was born on July 19, 1970 (age 51 years) in Christchurch, New Zealand. He lived there until age 7 when his family moved to Howick in Auckland. His father worked for Johnson & Johnson as a sales executive and his mother worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor.
The family returned to Christchurch and Luxon finished high school in his birth city. He studied at the University of Canterbury there from 1989 to 1992, gaining a Master of Commerce (Business Administration) degree.
Christopher Luxon has been on the boards of Tourism New Zealand and Virgin Australia. He worked at Unilever for eighteen years, eventually serving as the President and chief executive officer of Unilever’s Canadian operations.
Luxon joined Air New Zealand in May 2011 and was named as the company’s chief executive officer on 19 June 2012, succeeding Rob Fyfe at the end of that year. During his eight-year leadership, Air New Zealand profits grew to record levels and the company was named Australia’s most trusted brand several times.
In 2018, Luxon and Air New Zealand were heavily criticised by the worker’s unions Aviation and Marine Engineers Association and E tū over a pay dispute. The unions had planned a three-day strike during Christmas of the same year, but the parties reached an agreement and the strike was called off. On 20 June 2019, Luxon announced that he was resigning from Air New Zealand and hinted at a possible career with the National Party.
In February 2021, it was revealed that while Luxon was CEO of Air New Zealand, its contracting business unit Gas Turbines was assisting Royal Saudi Navy vessels, despite them blocking essential supplies like water, food and medical assistance from Yemen.
Luxon claimed to “have no recollection of it” and that “it might’ve post-dated my time” – the latter claim being disputed by his successor Greg Foran. It was met with criticism from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman. Luxon later admitted that Air New Zealand not having a process where its chief executive would be told about all military contracts “was a mistake”.
Christopher Luxon secured the National Party candidacy for the Botany electorate, which has always been won by the National and was regarded as a safe seat for them, in November 2019. He won in a selection contest with National Party list MP Agnes Loheni, Howick Local Board chair Katrina Bungard, cancer drug campaigner Troy Elliott, and tech businessman Jake Bezzant, who was later selected as National’s candidate for Upper Harbour.
Luxon won the seat in the 2020 New Zealand general election, defeating Labour’s candidate Naisi Chen by a margin of 3,999 votes.
In his maiden speech, Luxon praised Martin Luther King Jr and Kate Sheppard as part of a defence of the role in the public life of holders of a Christian faith such as himself, an identity which he said: “it seems it has become acceptable to stereotype.”
It was often speculated that Luxon would become the leader of the National Party, which he denied prior to his leadership bid. After the removal of Judith Collins as party leader on 25 November 2021, Luxon was cited as a potential replacement. He took the leadership role on 30 November 2021, following the withdrawal of his main opponent, Simon Bridges.
In November 2019 Christopher Luxon said he was against capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, and legalising recreational cannabis. At the same time, he supported medicinal cannabis and a “no jab, no pay” policy for sanctioning welfare beneficiaries who do not vaccinate their children.
Luxon describes himself as a Christian and has expressed his opposition to liberal policies such as abortion rights and cannabis legalisation.
Chris Luxon says he enjoys DIY, listens to country music and likes to waterski. He had a Catholic upbringing, describes himself as Cristian and has been described as an evangelical Christian. He has attended non-denominational churches in the United States and Anglican churches in England and Australia. After he returned to New Zealand in 2011 he attended the Upper Room church in Newmarket, Auckland – as of 2020 he had not attended it for several years.
Christopher Luxon is married to his longtime girlfriend Amanda Luxon, they had their wedding in 1993. He married his wife Amanda Luxon when he was 23 and they have two children: a son and daughter, William Luxon and Olivia Luxon. The couple lives in a private house in Wellington.
|Son Name||William Luxon|
|Daughter Name||Olivia Luxon|
Christopher Luxon net worth
How much is Christopher Luxon worth? Christopher Luxon net worth is estimated at around $30 million. His main source of income is from his political career and private investments. Luxon successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest politicians in New Zealand.
|Net Worth in 2021||$30 million|
|Contact Address||Under Review|
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