Sir John Key was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 2008 to 2016, having commenced his political career in 2002. Sir John had a long career in international finance, primarily for Bankers Trust in New Zealand and Merrill Lynch in Singapore, London and Sydney. He was previously a member of the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (from 1999-2001).

Sir John was made a Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In 2017 Sir John became a Companion of the Order of Australia for advancing the Australia-New Zealand bilateral relationship.

Relevant Other Directorships

Chairman: ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited (from 2018, Director from 2017).

Director: Air New Zealand Limited (from 2017) and Palo Alto Networks (from 2019).

Relevant Former Directorships held in last three years, include

Former Chairman: The International Democratic Union (2014-2018).

Age: 57 years. Residence: Auckland, New Zealand. Nationality: New Zealand.


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