Dr Alan Bollard
Chair of Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence Advisory Board
Dr Alan Bollard is the Executive Director of the Singapore-based APEC Secretariat, the body that promotes trade, investment and sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining APEC, Dr Bollard was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. Other roles include Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury (1998-2002), Chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission (1994 – 2008) and Director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (1987-1994). In 2012 he was honoured as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.