Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Presenter Biography


Judith Collins

Judith served as the Leader of the Opposition from July 2020 to November 2021 and was the second female Leader of the National Party. She has been a Member of Parliament since 2002. Judith holds a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws (Honours), a Master of Taxation Studies, & a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety. Before entering politics, Judith practised law. She was President of the Auckland District Law Society and Vice-President of the New Zealand Law Society.

Judith grew up in rural Walton, on a Waikato dairy farm alongside her four siblings. Her political memoir Pull No Punches was published in 2020.