Dr Rod Carr
Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canterbury in February 2009, Dr Rod Carr was Managing Director of Jade Software Corporation Ltd. Dr Carr joined Jade in July 2003 after a distinguished career in the banking sector, which included holding the position of Acting Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. During a five-year career at the Reserve Bank he played a key management role as a Director and Deputy Governor, including five months as Acting Governor. Prior to this he was a Senior Executive at the National Australia Bank in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Carr holds a PhD in Insurance and Risk Management and an MA in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; an MBA in Money and Financial Markets from Columbia University, New York; and undergraduate honours degrees in law and in economics from the University of Otago. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and is involved in several private and public companies as a director, including the Lyttelton Port Company Ltd and the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. He is presently a director and Chairman elect of the Reserve Bank of NZ, Chair of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and is a Trustee of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.
Married with four children, Rod spends his spare time swimming and running and has completed the London, Paris, Athens, Boston, New York, Istanbul, and Antarctica marathons in the past six years.