2020 CFO Summit Connect: Fran O’Sullivan & Dr Alan Bollard

The 2020 CFO Summit Connect, chaired by Fran O’Sullivan, provided the latest information about political and economic trends, governance, risk and capital frameworks, and culture and forward-thinking concepts from global and local experts.

In the video below Dr Alan Bollard discusses the New Zealand Economy under COVID-19. With global turbulence rising for trade policy and trade rules, and protectionism back with a vengeance, how does a small distant trade-dependent economy navigate this ongoing disruption? Is a new world order going to emerge and what can New Zealand do to help shape and inform that process? That is followed by a Q&A session, moderated by Fran O’Sullivan.

Dr Alan Bollard is a Professor of Practice at the School of Government, Wellington School of Business and Government, and inaugural holder of the Chair for Pacific Region Business. He is chair of the newly-formed Infrastructure Commission and NZ Governor of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.

From 2012 – 2018 Alan was the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, the world’s largest regional body that promotes trade, investment and sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, he was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. In that position, he was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis.

From 1998 to 2002, Dr Bollard was the Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. As the government’s principal economic adviser, he managed the Crown’s finances and helped guide economic policy. He has served as New Zealand’s Alternate Governor to the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.

Dr Alan Bollard presentation

Q&A: Dr Alan Bollard and Fran O’Sullivan

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