Alan Bollard

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Dr
Alan Bollard
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Alan Bollard at the 5 June 2008 Monetary Policy Statement in Wellington
10th Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
In office
23 September 2002 – 25 September 2012
Preceded by Donald Brash
Succeeded by Graeme Wheeler
Secretary to the Treasury of New Zealand
In office
1998 – April 2002
Succeeded by John Whitehead
Chair of the Commerce Commission
In office
1994–1998
Succeeded by John Belgrave
Personal details
Born Auckland
Alma mater Ph.D, LL.D,
University of Auckland

Alan Esmond Bollard CNZM (born 1951) is the Executive Director of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat for the period of 2013-2015. He fully assumed the role in 1 January 2013, which was also the official commencement of Indonesian APEC year of 2013. He was previously the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, having been appointed on 23 September 2002. He succeeded Donald Brash in this role.

His earlier public service included four years as Secretary to the Treasury (1998–2002), and time as head of the Commerce Commission (1994–1998). He headed the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (1987–1994) and has edited or written at least three books about economic reform in New Zealand.

He gained a PhD in Economics from the University of Auckland in 1977 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by the same university in 2007.

Bollard was named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2013 New Year's Honours, for his services to the State.[1]

Bollard was born in Auckland, the son of scientist Edward "Ted" Bollard.[2] He is married to venture capitalist Jenny Morel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Year Honours List 2013". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Edward George Bollard". Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
Dr Donald Brash
Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
2002-2012
Succeeded by
Graeme Wheeler
Preceded by
Secretary to the Treasury of New Zealand
1998-2002
Succeeded by
John Whitehead
Preceded by
Chair of the Commerce Commission of New Zealand
1994–1998
Succeeded by
John Belgrave