RBNZ announces new assistant governor, head of operations

The central bank has appointed its new assistant governor and head of operations

RBNZ announces new assistant governor, head of operations
The Reserve Bank has appointed Sean Mills as its assistant governor and head of operations.
Mills, currently chief information officer at the Department of Corrections, will take the place of Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand.

Bascand will then take up the head of financial stability role on Sept. 27, when Grant Spencer becomes acting governor for six months.

“Mr. Mills is an experienced senior leader and business governance chair, has worked on a number of cross-government strategic initiatives, and has over 15 years’ prior experience in the finance sector,” Governor Graeme Wheeler said.

Mills was previously the head of IT Service Delivery at the Ministry of Social Development, where he contributed extensively to the operating performance of MSD’s technical services. He also held several IT senior management roles at the ANZ Bank.

The communications, currency property and security, financial services, human resources, knowledge services, and risk assessment and assurance departments will report to Mills when he take up his appointment on Nov. 29.

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