The Small Business Policy with Andrew Bayly, National Party MP
Join us for discussion with Andrew Bayly, the National Party Spokesperson for Revenue, Commerce, State-Owned Enterprises, Small Business and Manufacturing, and Associate Spokesperson for Finance where is will discuss the National Party Small Business Policy.
There will also be time for Q & A’s.
Click here to have a read of the Small Business Policy prior to the event.
Andrew Bayly - The National MP for Hunua, Andrew was elected to Parliament in 2014 with a majority of 17,376 votes. In 2017, he increased his majority to 19,443, the third highest in the country. Boundary changes mean Hunua no longer exists – in 2020 Andrew is standing as National’s candidate for the newly redrawn Port Waikato electorate.
He is the National Party Spokesperson for Revenue, Commerce, State-Owned Enterprises, Small Business and Manufacturing, and Associate Spokesperson for Finance. He is also a member of the powerful Finance & Expenditure Select Committee.
Before entering Parliament, Andrew had a successful career as an accountant, merchant banker, hill country farmer and business owner.
He is also an adventurer with a long career in adventure racing, including competing in three Coast-to-Coast events, marathons and Ironman events. He also took up mountaineering and scaled many peaks, including Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring and four mountains in Antarctica.
In the summer of 2012/13, he dragged a sled 112km to the South Pole. In 2016, he and eldest son James each dragged sleds 120km to the North Pole, raising $10 000 for the Kokako Bird Recovery Programme in the Hunua Ranges.
Last year, Andrew and second son Daniel followed in the footsteps of World War I hero Lawrence of Arabia and trekked on camels for 22 days through the deserts of Jordan.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Current fellows include Michael Palin and Joanna Lumley and former fellows include Ernest Shackleton and many other notable explorers and geographers.
He was also an officer in the New Zealand Territorial Army and British Parachute Regiment.