Finance Minister Grant Robertson is the top performing Cabinet Minister in the eyes of New Zealand chief executives.
In the Herald’s 2020 Mood of the Boardroom Election Survey, chief executive respondents rated his performance as finance minister at 4.18/5. This is the highest rating in the Herald survey since 2016 when CEOs scored then National Finance Minister Bill English at 4.51/5.
Just one respondent rated his performance as “not impressive”.
Drilling down into the survey results, more chief executives scored Robertson’s performance as “very impressive” — some 39.6 per cent, than any other Cabinet Minister, including Jacinda Ardern who was second-rated on this survey with an overall average of 3.91/5 with 33.7 per cent of respondents scoring her performance as “very impressive.”
The Ministers — which included Ministers outside Cabinet — were rated on a score of 1-5 where 1=not impressive and 5=very impressive.
Commerce Minister Kris Faafoi, who was