Geoff Bascand leads the Financial Stability departments in the Bank, responsible for forming and implementing policies to promote a sound and efficient financial system. Geoff’s role includes overseeing the major functions of policy and analysis, supervision and data and statistics.
Before joining the Bank, Geoff was the Government Statistician and Chief Executive of Statistics New Zealand. He had previously worked in senior management roles in the Department of Labour and the New Zealand Treasury, and was a staff economist at the International Monetary Fund.
Geoff has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Geography from the University of Otago and a Master of Economics from the Australian National University. In 2005, he was awarded a Leadership Development Centre Fellowship.