08 February 2015
As a teenager, Amy Adams moved from Auckland to Christchurch to attend University, and never went back.
She graduated from Canterbury University in 1992 with first class honours and, starting at the bottom of the legal ladder, worked her way up until she was a partner in Christchurch based Mortlock McCormack Law – a role she gave up when she was chosen as the National candidate for Selwyn in 2008.
Amy regained the seat of Selwyn in September 2014, receiving the largest majority in the country and has joined National’s front bench as the new Minister of Justice, Minister for Courts, Minister of Broadcasting and Minister for Communications. She has previously held the roles of Minister for Internal Affairs and Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery.
Married to Don, they run a 250 hectare sheep and crop farm in Aylesbury, mid-Canterbury. They have two children who are the sixth generation of the family to live in the area.