Former Cabinet Minister Laila Harre has taken up a senior policy position with the Green Party.

The Greens announced Ms Harre's appointment today, saying she would take up a newly-created advisory role of issues director for the party.

Ms Harre was an Alliance MP from 1996 to 2002, and served as a Cabinet Minister in the Labour-led Government from 1999.

She is returning from Fiji where she has been working for the International Labour Organisation since 2010.