Barry Edward Brill, (born 1940), is a OBE, JP New Zealand politician and a lawyer. Brill was a parliamentary under-secretary in the Third National Government from 1978 to 1981.
Member of Parliament [ edit ]
Brill was a member of the
National Party. He represented the electorate of Kapiti in Parliament from 1975 to 1981, when he was defeated by Margaret Shields. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Science and Technology in the Third National Government from 1978 to 1981.
Later years [ edit ]
Brill was national president of the New Zealand Manufacturers Federation 1988-91, and of the Electricity Supply Association in 1993-4. He was president of the Employers & Manufacturer Association (Northern) in 1998-2001 and founding Vice-President of Business New Zealand in 2002-4.
1996 New Year Honours, he was awarded an OBE for services to manufacturing. [1 ]
More recently, Brill has been active in challenging establishment climate scientists' views on
global warming. [2 ] Since 2009, he has been Chairman of the [3 ] New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.
Brill stood for
ACT New Zealand in Northland in the 2011 general election. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840-1984 by J. O. Wilson (1985, Government Printer, Wellington)
The First 50 Years: A History of the New Zealand National Party by Barry Gustafson (1986, Reed Methuen, Auckland) ISBN 0-474-00177-6