Politician and international leader known for her time as Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three terms from 1999-2008. She then became Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.
She attended the University of Auckland and first became a member of New Zealand's parliament in 1981.
She's the first woman to become New Zealand's prime minister by general election and also the first woman to head the UNDP. An online poll in 2009 she was voted Greatest Living New Zealander.
She was born to George Clark and Margaret McMurray. She married Peter Davis in 1981.
In April 2016, she announced her candidacy to replace Ban Ki-Moon at the end of his UN Secretary-Generalship in December 2016.