President of the Government Council

Natalie Rickli, Member of the Government Council

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Natalie Rickli has been a Government Councillor and Head of the Department of Health since May 2019. She will be President of the Government Council of the Canton of Zurich in the 2024/2025 term of office.


Dear residents of Zurich,

We have the privilege of living in a beautiful and safe canton. In terms of working, living, leisure, education, safety, transport, environment and health, we have one of the highest qualities of life in the world. The canton of Zurich is highly competitive and is one of the most important centres of innovation in Europe. In addition to the companies, our excellent universities and colleges also contribute to this. Healthcare for the population is guaranteed at a high level and Zurich enjoys a high standing beyond its borders as a centre for cutting-edge medicine.

This is not a matter of course. We owe this favourable starting position to committed people and companies who do valuable work that benefits society as a whole. It is important to the cantonal government to create good framework conditions for them so that they can enjoy the greatest possible freedom and fulfil their potential.

The canton of Zurich is currently in a good position. However, it also faces challenges. Due to population growth, to name just one, it faces challenges in many areas.

Let's take care of our canton and develop it further together so that it remains worth living in the future

Natalie Rickli
President of the Government Council of the Canton of Zurich

About Natalie Rickli

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Date of birth: 19 November 1976
Domicile: Winterthur
Party membership: Swiss People's Party (SVP)

Year Occupation
2018 – 2019 Independent communications consultant
2005 – 2017 Employed at Goldbach Group in Küsnacht in various functions; of which 8 years as Partner Relation Manager
1992 – 1995 Commercial apprenticeship at Fenaco in Winterhur

Year Occupation
Since May 2019 Head of the Department of Health of the Canton of Zurich
2014 – 2019 President of Aktion Medienfreiheit (for the freedom of the media), member of the board from 2008–2019
2007– 2019 Member of the National Council for Zurich
2011 – 2019 Member of the Legal Affairs Committee
2007 – 2019 Member of the Transport and Telecommunications Committee (president in 2016/2017)
2007 Member of the Cantonal Parliament of Zurich
2002 – 2007 Member of the Municipal Parliament of Winterthur




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