Indeed. It's the perennial problem with politicians picking winners. They're a) not qualified and b) beholden to their own special interest groups rather than the country as a whole.
Sure, and then when qualified people go into politics, do you then complain 'Oh, of course they'd say that, they used to work for XYZ!'? That's what we call 'regulatory capture,' or 'revolving door'. Professional politicians are not experts in the field of their responsibility as a general rule, which is why they don't work in a vacuum. The 'government' is not just Jacinda Ardern and a dozen of her closest friends: there is a whole organisation of bureaucrats who are experts, and they advise the ministers. The ministers make the final decisions, sure, but every step of the way they have access to all the actual expert opinions they could ask for.