RBNZ appoints Head of Currency, Property and Security

Release date
18 February 2013

The Reserve Bank has appointed Brian Hayr as Head of Currency, Property and Security (CPS).

CPS meets the currency needs of the public by ensuring the supply and integrity of notes and coins, and is also responsible for security and property management at the Reserve Bank.

Reserve Bank Assistant Governor and Head of Operations, Dr Don Abel, said Mr Hayr has extensive experience in retail banking, having worked for the National Bank and, more recently, Westpac NZ, as the Chief Operating Officer Retail.

In his final position at Westpac, prior to taking a year's sabbatical in 2012, Mr Hayr led the operational teams responsible for cash distribution and management as well as the security and operational efficiency of the Bank's 200 retail branches.

Mr Hayr has also represented Westpac as a director on the board of Paymark NZ.

Media contact:
Naomi Mitchell
External Communications Adviser
Ph 04 471 3960, 027 485 9474, naomi.mitchell@rbnz.govt.nz