|11th Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand|
26 September 2012 - 26 September 2017
|Vice President and Treasurer of World Bank Group|
|Managing Director Operations of World Bank Group|
|Deputy Secretary of New Zealand Treasury|
|Director of Macroeconomic Policy of New Zealand Treasury|
|Born||30 October 1951|
Graeme Paul Wheeler CNZM (born 30 October 1951) was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2012 to Sept 2017. He succeeded Alan Bollard in this role on 26 September 2012 and was succeeded by Grant Spencer.
Educated at the University of Auckland, Wheeler began working at the New Zealand Treasury in 1973 as an adviser. From 1984 to 1990 he was economic and financial councillor for the New Zealand delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, eventually becoming director of macroeconomic policy at the New Zealand Treasury in 1990. In 1997, he went to work for the World Bank Group, firstly as director of the Financial Products and Services Department. From 2006 to 2010 he was managing director of operations at the World Bank overseeing 12,000 staff and a US$1.7 billion budget. In 2010, Wheeler left the World Bank to start his own firm, advising investors and Russian policy makers about Russian privatisation.
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