Murray McCully is the Member of Parliament for East Coast Bays. He is also the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Associate Minister for Sport and Recreation.
Mr McCully first entered Parliament in 1987 after winning the Auckland seat of East Coast Bays and was appointed a Minister in October 1991. He has held a number of cabinet portfolios including Customs, Housing, Tourism, ACC, Rugby World Cup, and Sport, Fitness and Leisure (which included responsibility for the America's Cup and Millennium events).
Mr McCully was born in Whangarei and has lived in the East Coast Bays electorate for over 30 years. He holds an LLB from the University of Auckland and is a qualified barrister and solicitor. Prior to entering Parliament he was a principal of a public relations company.