Dr Alan Bollard

Dr Alan Bollard


Professor of Practice and Inaurgural Chair Pacific Region Business at Victoria University of Wellington


Alan Bollard is also the Chair of the Infrastructure Commission, Chair of the Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence and Chair of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. He is NZ Governor of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia. 

Previously, Alan was the Director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission and Secretary to the Treasury. Between 2002 and 2012 Alan was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. 

Alan left New Zealand to become the Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) where he served two terms from 2012 to 2018. 

He wrote a best-selling account of the GFC called Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse.  He has published several novels and a popular economics book Economists at War.

In 2012 he was honoured as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He is a Fellow of the NZ Royal Society.