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Alan Esmond Bollard CNZM (born 1951) is the executive director of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat for the period of 2013-2015. He fully assumed the role on 1 January 2013, which was also the official commencement of Indonesian APEC year of 2013. He was previously the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, having been appointed on 23 September 2002. He succeeded Donald Brash in this role.

Alan Bollard

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Alan Bollard at the 5 June 2008 Monetary Policy Statement in Wellington
Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Assumed office
1 January 2013
Preceded byMuhammad Noor
10th Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
In office
23 September 2002 – 25 September 2012
Preceded byDonald Brash
Succeeded byGraeme Wheeler
Secretary to the Treasury of New Zealand
In office
1998 – April 2002
Succeeded byJohn Whitehead
Chair of the Commerce Commission
In office
Succeeded byJohn Belgrave
Personal details
Born1951 (age 67–68)
Auckland, New Zealand
Spouse(s)Jenny Morel
RelationsTed Bollard (father)
Alma materPhD, LLD
University of Auckland

His earlier public service included four years as Secretary to the Treasury (1998–2002), and time as head of the Commerce Commission (1994–1998). He headed the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (1987–1994) and has edited or written at least three books about economic reform in New Zealand.

He gained a PhD in Economics from the University of Auckland in 1977 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by the same university in 2007.

In the 2013 New Year Honours, Bollard was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the State.[1]

Bollard was born in Auckland, the son of scientist Ted Bollard.[2] He is married to venture capitalist Jenny Morel.


  1. ^ "New Year honours list 2013". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Edward George Bollard". Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved 9 March 2013.


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