An update on the Health and Sport & Recreation portfolios leading up to Election 17
Dr Jonathan Coleman is the Minister of Health and Minister for Sport and Recreation. He was elected to Parliament in 2005 and is the MP for Northcote which he holds with a 9664 majority.
He has been a Cabinet Minister since 2008, and has previously held the portfolios of Immigration, Broadcasting, Associate Tourism, Associate Health, Defence, State Services, and Associate Finance.
Prior to entering Parliament, Dr Coleman studied medicine at Auckland University. Following house surgeon years in Hawkes Bay and Auckland, he obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics.
He spent eight years overseas working and furthering his studies. After a year as a GP trainee in Oxford, Dr Coleman worked at a GP practice in London where he became a partner. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the London Business School.
After returning to New Zealand in 2001, Dr Coleman worked in clinical medicine and in management consultancy for PricewaterhouseCoopers.