21 Aug 2019

Alan Bollard appointed to chair Infrastructure Commission

10:04 am on 21 August 2019

Former Reserve Bank governor Dr Alan Bollard has been appointed to chair the new Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga.

Alan Bollard listens as he attends the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)  finance ministers's meeting in Beijing, October 2014.

Alan Bollard pictured at APEC in 2014. Photo: AFP

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones said the government was confident the board, announced today, had the financial, legal and industry experience needed.

He said the commission would develop a 30-year infrastructure strategy for the country.

The board had appointed Jon Grayson as the commission's chief executive, he said.

Mr Grayson, currently Deputy Secretary Financial and Commercial at Treasury, has played an integral role in the establishment of the new commission.

The government has allocated $41 billion in the Budget to build schools, hospitals, houses, roads and public transport over the next five years.