Dr Rod Carr

Board member


Prior to his retirement in February 2019, Dr Rod Carr was vice-chancellor at the University of Canterbury for 10 years. Before that he was managing director of Jade Software Corporation. Rod joined Jade in July 2003 after a distinguished career in the banking sector.

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 having started his banking career with BNZ in 1982.

Dr Carr holds a PhD in insurance and risk management and an MA in applied economics and managerial science from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; an MBA in money and financial markets from Columbia University, New York; and undergraduate honours degrees in law and 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 ASB Bank and until October 2018, the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. He served as a non-executive director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand between 2012 and 2017, including three years as chair. Rod is a trustee of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and served as a trustee of the Christchurch Arts Festival in 2011.

In February 2017 he was appointed as a trustee of the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Board.