Christopher Mark Luxon (born July 19, 1970) is a New Zealand politician and former business executive who is presently the Leader of the Opposition and the leader of the New Zealand National Party. Since the 2020 general election, he has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Botany electorate. From 2012 to 2019, he was the chief executive officer of Air New Zealand.
Luxon was also the Spokesperson for Local Government, Research, Science, Manufacturing, and Land Information in Judith Collins’ shadow cabinet, as well as the Associate Spokesperson for Transport. He has been the leader since November 30, 2021, when he took over from Collins.
Luxon was born on July 19, 1970 in Christchurch, New Zealand, and lived there until he was seven years old, when his family relocated to Howick, Auckland. His father was a sales executive for Johnson & Johnson, while his mother was a psychologist and counsellor.
After a year at each of Saint Kentigern College and Howick College, the family moved back to Christchurch, where Luxon attended Christchurch Boys’ High School for three years. He earned a Master of Commerce (Business Administration) degree from the University of Canterbury between 1989 and 1992.
How did Christopher Luxon meets his wife Amanda Luxon?
Luxon was raised as a Catholic, calls himself a Christian or non-denominational Christian, and has been classified as an evangelical Christian.
As a child, he went to a Baptist church in Auckland, an Australian Presbyterian church, an Anglican church in England, and non-denominational churches in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.
He attended the Upper Room church in Auckland after returning to New Zealand in 2011.
He claimed in 2021 that he hadn’t been to church in five or six years.
He met his wife Amanda in a church youth group, and they married when he was 23 years old.
William and Olivia, their son and daughter, are their children.
He enjoys DIY, country music, and waterskiing, according to him.