New Zealand National Party politician who served in his country's Parliament from 2008 to 2011. He served again briefly in early 2013.
He studied Economics at the University of Canterbury and subsequently worked for the Ministry of Transport.
He was involved in a number of controversies, and it was alleged that he made an inappropriate professional threat in a series of emails to a Treasury Manager.
He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and he grew up as the son of small business owners.
He served in Parliament during John Key's tenure as Prime Minister of New Zealand.