Judith Anne Collins (born 24 February 1959) is a New Zealand politician. She is the National MP for Papakura and was a government minister under John Key and Bill English. Prior to entering politics Collins worked as a commercial lawyer, including running her own practice for a decade. She entered Parliament in the 2002 election, and was promoted to Cabinet when National came into government in 2008. Her initial ministerial portfolios were Police, Corrections and Veterans' Affairs. After the 2011 election, her portfolios changed to Justice (including responsibility for the Law Commission), Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and Ethnic Affairs. She was ranked fifth in Cabinet, and was the highest ranked woman. Collins resigned from Cabinet on 30 August 2014 following e-mail leaks alleging she had undermined the head of the Serious Fraud Office whilst she was the minister responsible for that organisation. She was later cleared of any wrongdoing, and returned to Cabinet in December 2015, serving until National lost power at the 2017 election.