Mr Denis Marshall - 5th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)  

Biography:
Mr Denis Marshall was the 5th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association from 2002 to 2006.
 
Denis William Anson Marshall, QSO is a former New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1984 to 1999, representing the National Party, and a Government Minister until 1996.

He was educated at Norwood School, Gisborne, Hereworth School, Havelock North, Christ's College, Christchurch and Lincoln University as part of the Kellogg New Zealand Rural Leadership Programme and was a Nuffield Farming Scholar to the United Kingdom 1983.

Denis Marshall was a member of the New Zealand House of Representatives from 1984 to 1999. Having first joint the National Party in the 1970s, he was first elected to Parliament for Rangitikei in the 1984 election.

Denis Marshall served in a number of Ministerial roles, beginning in 1993 and ending in 1996. He was Minister of Lands, Valuation, Department of Survey Land & Information from 1993 to 1996, and Minister of Forestry in 1996. Other notable positions between 1997 and 1999 include Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Transport and Environment Committee, Chairman of Special Select Committee on Dairy Industry Restructuring, and Producer Boarder Reform.

Denis Marshall retired from Parliament in 1999 and moved to London. He was appointed as 5th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) from January 2002 to December 2006.

Since his retirement, Denis Marshall has been consulting to the UNDP and the WBI over the past four years.

He now lives in Queenstown, Central Otago, New Zealand where he is a vigneron of his own vineyard Hawkshead Wine and producer of pinot noir, pinot gris, riesling and sauvignon blanc.
He is a member in numerous community organisations in New Zealand such NZ Historic Places Trust and Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society.

For further information about the CPA, please contact:
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Secretariat,
Westminster House, Suite 700, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, United Kingdom.
T: 44-20-7799-1460. F: 44-20-7222-6073.
Email
hq.sec@cpahq.org.

For media and general information enquiries, please contact editor@cpahq.org
Visit the CPA Secretariat website at www.cpahq.org.
Follow us on Twitter @CPA_Secretariat or Facebook.com/CPAHQ.