Dr William Rolleston (1979) has been appointed one of two part-time advisors on monetary policy to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. 

 He will provide advice to the Bank's Governing Committee leading up to setting the Official Cash Rate, starting his role with the Monetary Policy Statement to be issued in May. 

William says he's very much looking forward to his role in helping set New Zealand's monetary policy. "My role is to bring an outside perspective to the Bank’s decision-making process. I expect to draw on my farming, business, political and international experience as well as my exposure to a wide range of society through my previous medical practice.”

Dr Rolleston is production director and co-owner of South Pacific Sera Ltd and Blue Cliffs Station; chair of Life Sciences Network, AgriView NZ and the University of Otago’s Genomics Aotearoa. He was chairman of Biotenz (the biotechnology industry organisation) from 1995-2003, president of Federated Farmers from 2014-2017 and Acting President of the World Farmers Organisation from 2016-2017. 

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