Yogesh Anand leaving the RBNZ for the BIS

Release date
19 April 2007

Reserve Bank Chief Information Officer Yogesh Anand is leaving the Bank to take up the role of Head of Information Technology Services for the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland.

Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard congratulated Mr Anand on his appointment.

"During his seven years with the Bank, Mr Anand has made significant positive changes to the Bank's information technology requirements and knowledge management.

"This is a loss for the Bank but we wish him well on his new job," Dr Bollard said.

At the BIS Mr Anand will have responsibility for the Bank's information technology delivery. In addition, he will provide coordination for the regular meetings of the G10 Central Bank Group of Computer Experts.

Mr Anand said he is looking forward to the new role at BIS. "It's an exciting opportunity to work for such a prestigious organisation.

"Parts of the BIS environment are similar to the RBNZ and there are some interesting projects on the horizon. I am looking forward to making a contribution," Mr Anand concluded.

Mr Anand takes up his new position on 1 August 2007. His last day at the Reserve Bank will be 20 July 2007.

For further information contact
Anthea Black
Communications Adviser
Ph 04 471 3767, 021 222 5225, anthea.black@rbnz.govt.nz