Bill English

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Bill English

Bill English

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Biography

Bill joined the Board in April 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago and a Bachelor of Arts with honours in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington.

Bill was Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand from October 2008 to December 2016 and Prime Minister until the change of government in October 2017. He retired from parliament in March 2018 after guiding the New Zealand economy through the global financial crisis to be one of the faster growing developed economies with sustainable government surpluses. He initiated tax reforms, partial floats of four government companies and financing the rebuild of Christchurch after the 2010 earthquakes. As Minister for Infrastructure he set up the National Infrastructure Unit and initiated New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Programme. He also focused on public sector reform, balance sheet management and led the development and implementation of Social Investment, a world leading policy innovation for large scale social services. He oversaw significant investment in digitalising government and improving customer experience of public services.

Bill was Minister of Health from 1996 to 1999 and has also held ministerial roles in education, housing, and revenue since his election to Parliament in 1990. He has long-term interests in economic restructuring, sound microeconomic policy, and social policy reform.

Overview
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1400

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1961

Age

58

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Governor at International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Governor at International Monetary Fund

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Executive Director at International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

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Member for Doubs at French Parliament

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Finance Minister at Peru Fiscal Stabilization Fund

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Former Minister of Finance at Ireland Ministry for Finance

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Senior Minister, Economy & Finance at Government of Guinea

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Minister of Public Enterprises at South Africa Ministry of Public Enterprises

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Minister of Finance at Angola Ministry of Finance

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Bill English
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Career History
Prime Minister
2016 - 2017
Deputy Prime Minister
Prior - 2016
Boards & Committees
Director
2018 - Current

Mount Cook Alpine Salmon Ltd. owns and operates salmon farms salmon in the hydro canals. The company is headquartered in Queenstown, New Zeeland.

Member, Board of Governors
Current

The IMF works to foster global growth and economic stability. It provides policy advice and financing to members in economic difficulties and also works with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty.

Non-Executive Director
Current

Wesfarmers Ltd. provides fresh food, groceries, general merchandise, liquor, fuel and financial services. It engages in the operation of supermarkets; department stores; home improvement and office supplies; coal production and export; chemicals, energy and fertilizers; industrial and safety products. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Industrial and Other. The Retail segment engages in supermarket, liquor retailer including a hotel portfolio; retail of fuel and operation of convenience stores; retailer of building material and home and garden improvement products; and retailer & supplier of office products and solutions for home, small-to-medium size businesses and education. The Industrial segment engages in coal mining and development; supplier and distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products; specialized supplier and distributor of industrial safety products and services; and manufacturer and marketing of chemicals for industry, mining and mineral processing. The Other segment includes forest products, property, investment banking, private equity investment, and corporate. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

Member, Board of Governors
Current

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges. Clients view IFC as a provider and mobilizer of scarce capital, knowledge, and long-term partnerships that can help address critical constraints in areas such as finance, infrastructure, employee skills, and the regulatory environment. IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for its projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources.

Events
Speaker
2011 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

Speaker
Hong Kong
16th Annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference

Credit Suisse proudly presents one of its strongest speaker lines-up ever for the 16th Asian Investment Conference. A high profile group of politicians, policymakers, central bankers and corporate leaders will gather to provide their views on the most urgent questions facing investors today, including the state of health of the Eurozone, geopolitical disputes in Asia Pacific, the likely impact of new leadership in China and Japan, the growth of e-commerce in Asia Pacific, India’s political uncertainty, the importance of structural improvements in ASEAN economies and the forces at play affecting global commodity and energy prices. Join them in Hong Kong for insight that makes a difference.

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