Dick L. Wilks
Dick Wilks was born in Taumarunui and educated in New Plymouth. He began his career with the Reserve Bank in 1950 after graduating from Auckland University in 1949.
During his career, Mr Wilks served as Deputy Secretary for three years and Deputy Chief Cashier for two years before being appointed Chief Cashier in 1967. He held this position for six years before becoming Executive Adviser to the Bank in 1973. In 1977, Mr Wilks was appointed Deputy Governor, and in February 1982 was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank. Mr Wilks passed away on 18 December 1985.