Former executive at World Bank to lead Central Bank of New Zealand


WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Former World Bank executive Graeme Wheeler has been named as the next head of New Zealand’s central bank.

Wheeler, 60, will replace Alan Bollard as Reserve Bank governor and chief executive in September. Bollard is retiring after 10 years in the role. An expatriate New Zealander, Wheeler lives in Washington D.C. where he runs a financial advisory business. During his 13 years at the World Bank, Wheeler served as managing director of operations, vice president and treasurer. Before that, Wheeler worked in senior positions at New Zealand’s Treasury and Debt Management Office.