Priyanca Radhakrishnan becomes New-Zealand's first ever Indian-origin minister

3 nov 2020

Priyanca Radhakrishnan becomes New-Zealand's first ever Indian-origin minister

Priyanca Radhakrishnan became New-Zealand's first ever Indian- origin minister after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern brought five new ministers into her executive. Radhakrishnan went to a school in Singapore and moved to New Zealand for higher education. She was elected as a member of parliament of Labour Party in September 2017. In 2019, she was appointed the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Ethnic Communities. She has worked for diversity inclusion and ethnic communities. She is a minister outside the cabinet and lives in Auckland with her husband.
The new cabinet will be sworn on Friday and will be followed by the Cabinet's first meeting.