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Don Brash

Former Act Party leader and former National's spokesman on finance Dr. Don Brash joined our advisory board in December 2017. Brash has extraordinary experience as Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, a position which he held for 14 years, his insights from this tenure will add valuable perspective to Stewart Group’s advisory board.

Dr. Brash is currently the Chairman of the New Zealand subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), now the largest bank in the world. He has been a director of many companies, including Westpac Merchant Finance and Cavalier Corporation in the seventies and eighties, and the ANZ Bank (in New Zealand), Transpower and Oceania Dairy more recently. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Banking in the Business School at AUT University in Auckland and as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law and Management at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

He has a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, with his thesis on American investment in Australian industry being published in 1966 by both Harvard University Press and the ANU Press. Brash wrote an autobiography in 2014 titled ‘Incredible Luck’.