Gibson Sheat Political Series, Breakfast with David Seymour, Party Leader of ACT New Zealand and Damien Smith, List MP for ACT

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David Seymour and David Smith  - ACTs Plan To Support Businesses

As part of the Gibson Sheat Political Series, the Hutt Valley Chamber is hosting ACT Party Leader, David Seymour and List MP, Damien Smith to talk to our business community about how the ACT Party plans to support businesses.

David & Damien will share with us ACT's thoughts on business & the economy, taxation and Immigration.

In the lead-up to the budget, in May they will focus on what ACT's vision will be for its contents and what their Alternative Budget may look like.

During the Q&A, David will welcome questions on any topic such as cost of living, crime, co governance, health and education.

A buffet breakfast will also be included.


David Seymour is the MP for Epsom, Party Leader for ACT and spokesperson for Finance.


Damien Smith MP, is the Spokesperson for Revenue, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Portfolios, a Finance and Expenditure Committee Member, plus holds other roles.

Additional information


David Seymour Member for Epsom and Party Leader ACT,

Spokesperson Finance

David graduated from University of Auckland in electrical engineering and philosophy, after which he spent time ion Canada as a policy analyst for a Think tank. After a number of years in Canada he returned to NZ and was first elected in 2014

David believes:

Government should be there to help in the hardest of times, but it should not breed dependence or try to impose some people’s vision of the good life on others. When the government taxes and funds services, such as education, it should give people a choice of provider.

On social issues, people should be able to live (and die) as they please so long as they are not harming anyone else.

Damien Smith List MP, ACT

Spokesperson for Revenue, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Portfolios, as well as Associate Finance among others.

Based in Auckland Damien is originally from Northern Ireland and is an ex-banker, Corporate Structured Finance & Family Office Adviser & Independent Company Director. He has a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

He has worked in Britain, Australia and New Zealand over the past 25 years and been a Director at Macquarie Capital.

He has consulted to Vero/Suncorp, Amalgamated Holdings, Tower Insurance, Allied Security, QUBEdocs and ASX Listed Adherium.

Damien believes in the principles of the ACT party where free markets, government fiscal prudence, freedom of thought, small government serving the people and property rights are at the centre of our democracy and vital to protect.

Event Information

WHEN Thursday 4th May 07.30am - 09.30am 

WHERE The Boardwalk, Silverstream Retreat, 3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 5019

COST Members $48 + GST 

Non Members $58.00 + GST

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