Alan Bollard, CNZM
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Alan Bollard (CNZM; PhD Auck; FRSNZ) is an economic leader in New Zealand and internationally. Alan is a Professor of Pacific Region Business at Victoria University of Wellington, and inaugural Chair for Pacific Region Business. As Governor of the Reserve Bank from 2002-2012, he was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis, before leaving the Reserve Bank to become the executive Director of the APEC Secretariat in Singapore between 2012 and 2018.