Christian Hawkesby

Assistant Governor/GM Economics, Financial Markets and Banking
Christian Hawkesby

Christian is Assistant Governor and General Manager of Economics, Financial Markets and Banking.

He is responsible for formulating monetary policy, providing liquidity in financial markets, managing the foreign reserves, operating interbank payment and settlement systems, and the circulation of currency.

Prior to taking up the role in 2019, Christian was part of the team that established Harbour Asset Management, which was awarded Morningstar New Zealand Fund Manager of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Before this, Christian spent 9 years at the Bank of England, where he held senior positions including Private Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Chief Manager of Sterling Markets and Head of Market Intelligence.

Christian graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Master of Commerce (Hons) majoring in Economics.