Teresa Wat was elected to represent the riding of Richmond Center in 2013. She was appointed Minister of International Trade, and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism June 10, 2013.
She had served as president and CEO of Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation CHMB AM1320, as news director for Channel M Television (now OMNI TV), and previously as a communications advisor at B.C.'s Cabinet Policy and Communications Secretariat.
She was instrumental in the launch of the first-ever live Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi daily television news programs. In 2010, Wat was appointed to the Canadian Women Voters Congress Advisory Board and was appointed one of B.C.'s top 100 most influential women by the Vancouver Sun. She is also currently a board member of the school of journalism at UBC.