Episode 7: Helen Clark

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Helen Clark served as the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999 to 2008, and was the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme from 2009 to 2017. She was New Zealand’s fifth-longest-serving prime minister, and only the second woman to hold that office. In this chat with Greg we learn about how she first got into politics, her early life growing up on a rural farm and how these early experiences influenced her career in later life.

This episode is brought to you with the help of Club de Madrid, an independent non-profit organisation created to promote democracy and change in the international community. Composed of 95 regular members, 64 of whom are former presidents and 39 of whom are former prime ministers (some are both) from 65 countries, the Club de Madrid is the world’s largest forum of former heads of state and government. For more information on them visit www.clubmadrid.org