Roger Kerr has spent much of his career working to improve the quality of economic policy debate in New Zealand.
Before his present role, he was a senior figure both in the New Zealand Treasury and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was a director of the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, a member of the Council of Victoria University of Wellington, and a member of the Group Board of Colonial Limited in Melbourne from 1996 to 2000.
As well as receiving the 2001 NZIER Qantas Economics Award, Roger was awarded the Tasman Medal by the Melbourne-based Tasman Institute in 1994 in recognition of his contribution to public policy. In 2005 he was awarded the Charles Copeman Medal by the HR Nicholls Society for distinguished service in the cause of New Zealand and Australian workplace relations. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management (FNZIM) and a member of the Institute of Directors.
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