Andy Oakley

Andy grew up in one of New Zealand’s challenging neighborhoods during the 1960s and 70s. He witnessed the rise of gangs and social dysfunction. With no qualifications to his name, he entered the workforce as an apprentice fabricator at the age of 15. Today, he holds the position of National Manager in a division of the largest mechanical company in the country, and he has also successfully owned two other private businesses. Andy is also an accomplished author, with three thought-provoking books to his name. When he’s not writing, he enjoys racing motorcycles and classic cars.

Andy lives in Raumati with his partner, Isabelle, and takes pride in being a father and grandfather.

Although he was chosen as the Party Leader for the One New Zealand Party in 2019, Andy is now content to embrace a more supportive role as both the party and the political landscape continue to evolve.