Kinel Rishaz (born June 2, 1971) is the current minister for transport under the Nehgyen Government. He was born in Klas Bay, and was educated at Peninsula School. For a time he owned a small shop, and then began his political career with the Magazena State Elections in mid-1996, for the Magazena Regionalist Party (MRP). While he was not elected to the mayoral position, he tried again in 1998 under the Liberal National Party and became the mayor of Klas Bay (was re-elected in 2000). He then took a hiatus from political activity, returning again under the LNP in 2013, and this time running for Minister for Transport, which he was elected.
He was elected as the head of the new Liberal Party in 2016.