Donald T. Brash

Governor 1988-2002
Dr Donald T Brash

Dr. Donald Brash was born in Wanganui and educated in Christchurch completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Canterbury University with a double major in economics and history.

While working for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 1962, Dr. Brash obtained his Master of Arts degree with first class honours, majoring in economics. His thesis was on New Zealand's external debt servicing capacity.

Subsequently, Dr. Brash obtained a PhD in economics from the Australian National University.

Dr. Brash had previously served with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (1961-62); the World Bank (1966-71), Broadbank/Fletcher Challenge (1971-82), the New Zealand Kiwifruit Authority (1982-1986), and was Managing Director of the Trust Bank group (1986-88) before being appointed as Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 1988.

Dr. Brash resigned from his position as Governor on 26th April 2002 to stand as a list candidate for Member of Parliament in the General Election held on 27th July 2002.