When Jacinda Ardern announced she was Stepping Down as New Zealand’s prime minister. Speculation began almost immediately about what she might do in another job.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — When Jacinda Ardern announced this week. That she was Stepping Down as New Zealand’s prime minister. Speculation began almost immediately about what she might do in another job.
When he retires, he will have accumulated 15 years of representative experience. Five and a half years of managerial experience. He will also be only 42 years old. According to viewers, all kinds of career options are open.
Ardern said she was leaving the job because she no longer had enough money to do justice. Had no immediate plans for her own future, other than spending more time with her fiance and 4-year-old daughter.
“I have to admit, I slept well last night for the first time in a long time. Ardern told reporters on Friday, adding that she felt both sadness and relief.
Stephen Hoadley, a lecturer in politics and international relations at the University of Auckland. Said given her energy and skills, he could not envisage Ardern staying at home long-term.
He’s got the talent, he’s got the ability, he’s got the profile, he’s got a lot going for him,” Hoadley said. “Give him a few weeks to rest and refuel, to use his phrase. But I imagine he’ll get out at the end of this year and start a whole new career path.”
Hoadley pointed to the career of Helen Clark, another former New Zealand prime minister and UN chief, leading the development agenda.
Jacinda could be tapped by the United Nations
“Jacinda could be tapped by the United Nations, a charity, a charity or any other organization,” Hoadley said.
“There are many, many options and his profile is so high that I think he would choose.”
Climate Change Minister James Shaw, who first met Ardern in 2007 and remains friends, said he was shocked but not entirely surprised when Ardern told him she was stepping down.
“It’s been a very difficult five years,” Shaw said.
In addition to a busy legislative schedule, Shaw said Ardern had to navigate the country through a number of crises, including mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people, a volcanic eruption that killed 22 people and the coronavirus outbreak.
In addition, Ardern has been plagued by a growing number of threats, as well as a toxic misogynistic online culture that has worsened in recent years.
“What I’m hoping for is that you can go to the beach with your family undisturbed for a while,” Shaw said.
He said he believes Ardern when she says she has no firm plans for the future yet.
“I think he can pretty much do whatever he wants from there,” Shaw said.
“Jacinda is one of the most selfless, determined and honest people I have ever met,” added Shaw. “So I imagine that whatever it is, it will be in the public interest.”