Graeme Wheeler

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Graeme Wheeler
11th Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
In office
26 September 2012 – 27 September 2017
Preceded byAlan Bollard
Succeeded byGrant Spencer
Vice President and Treasurer of World Bank Group
In office
2001–2006
Managing Director Operations of World Bank Group
In office
2006–2010
Deputy Secretary of New Zealand Treasury
In office
1993–1997
Director of Macroeconomic Policy of New Zealand Treasury
In office
1990–1993
Personal details
Born (1951-10-30) 30 October 1951 (age 67)

Graeme Paul Wheeler CNZM (born 30 October 1951) was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2012 to Sept 2017. He succeeded Alan Bollard in this role on 26 September 2012 and was succeeded by Grant Spencer.

Professional career[edit]

Educated at the University of Auckland, Wheeler began working at the New Zealand Treasury in 1973 as an adviser. From 1984 to 1990 he was economic and financial councillor for the New Zealand delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, eventually becoming director of macroeconomic policy at the New Zealand Treasury in 1990. In 1997, he went to work for the World Bank Group, firstly as director of the Financial Products and Services Department. From 2006 to 2010 he was managing director of operations at the World Bank overseeing 12,000 staff and a US$1.7 billion budget. In 2010, Wheeler left the World Bank to start his own firm, advising investors and Russian policy makers about Russian privatisation.[1]

Reserve Bank Governor[edit]

Wheeler succeeded Alan Bollard as Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on 26 September 2012.[2] Wheeler was replaced by Deputy Governor Grant Spencer on Sept 27, 2017. [1]

Cricketing career[edit]

A right-hand batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler, Wheeler played one first-class match for Wellington in the 1981-82 season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weir, James (27 June 2012). "Who is the new Reserve Bank boss?". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ Weir, James (25 September 2012). "Bollard leaves upbeat message". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ Graeme Wheeler at ESPNcricinfo
Government offices
Preceded by
Alan Bollard
Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
2012–17
Succeeded by
Grant Spencer