Spencer T. Russell

Governor 1984-1988
Sir Spencer Russell

Sir Spencer Thomas Russell was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 18 May 1984.

He previously held the position of Director and Chief Executive of the National Bank of New Zealand Limited, having spent his commercial banking career with that Bank.

Mr Russell was a past President of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Executive Council. He also served for ten years on the National Executive of the Returned Services Association. He was President of the Bankers' Institute of New Zealand, Chairman of the Wellington Area Health Advisory Committee and a member of the Wellington Diocesan Board of Trustees. He was also a Trustee of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc.).

Sir Spencer Russell retired in 1988 and passed away in July 1995.