Alan E. Bollard

Governor 2002-2012
Dr Alan Bollard

Dr. Alan Bollard was appointed as Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in September 2002.

Dr. Bollard's previous positions include Secretary to the Treasury (1998- 2002); Chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission (1994-98); Director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (1987-94).

Dr. Bollard has also worked as an economist in a variety of positions in the United Kingdom and in the South Pacific.

Dr. Bollard has written a number of books on the New Zealand economy, has produced a computer simulation game called Oikonomos where one plays at being the Minister of Finance, and has helped rebuild the famous Phillips hydraulic economic simulation model "the Moniac".

After his second five-year term as Governor, Dr Bollard left the Reserve Bank in September 2012 to become the executive director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore.