REGISTRATION: New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Board Chair Alan Bollard on the Role of Infrastructure in COVID-19 Recovery

ADBI News Release | 1 July 2021

Tokyo, Japan – Registration is now open for an Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Featured Speaker Webinar presenting New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Board Chair Alan Bollard, who will examine the role of infrastructure in COVID-19 recovery in New Zealand and wider Asia and the Pacific with ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and a panel of experts.

Drawing upon his experience as Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor during the Global Financial Crisis and its aftermath and former head of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat, he will describe post-pandemic infrastructure development conditions and impacts. He will also address onward project financing, climate change, and sustainability considerations.

The discussion will be followed by an audience question and answer session.

When: Wednesday, 7 July 2021 16:00–17:00 Wellington time/13:00–14:00 Tokyo time

About the Speaker

Alan Bollard was appointed as the inaugural Board Chair of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission upon its establishment in 2019. A professor of practice at Victoria University of Wellington’s business school, he served as Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat in Singapore from 2013-2018 and Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor from 2002-2012. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Auckland.

Registration Note: Registration will remain open until the conclusion of the webinar.