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List of Secretaries to the Treasury

The following is a historical list of Secretaries to the Treasury.

 

Name Dates
George Cooper 1840 – 1842
Alexander Shepherd 1842 – 1856*
  1857 – 1858
R. F. Porter 1858 – 1865
J. Woodward 1865 – 1870
C. T. (Charles) Batkin 1870 – 1877
J. C. Gavin 1878 – 1889
J. B. Heywood, ISO 1890 – 1906
R. J Collins, CMG 1907 – 1909
J. W. Poynton 1910 – 1912
G. F. C. Campbell, CMG 1913 – 1921
J. J. Esson, CMG 1922 – 1925
R. E. Hayes, CMG, ISO 1926 – 1929
A. D. Park, CMG 1929 – 1935
G. C. Rodda, MBE 1935 – 1939
Sir Bernard C. Ashwin, KBE, CMG 1939 – 1955
E.L. (Ed) Greensmith, CMG 1955 – 1964
D.W.A. (Doug) Barker, CMG 1965 – 1966
N.R. (Noel) Davis, CMG 1967 – 1968
H.G. (Henry) Lang, ONZ, CB 1969 – 1977
N. V. (Noel) Lough, CMG 1977 – 1980
R. V. (Bernie) Galvin, CB 1980 – 1986
G. C. (Graham) Scott, CB 1986 – 1993
Dr M. J. (Murray) Horn, CNZM 1993 – 1997
Dr A. E. (Alan) Bollard, CNZM 1998 – 2002
J. H. (John) Whitehead, CNZM 2003 – 2011
Gabriel Makhlouf 2011 – Current

 

* Before 1856, the role of Colonial Treasurer incorporated both the political functions of what we call today the Minister of Finance, and the administrative functions of the Treasury. Sometime after 1856 these administrative functions came under the office of the Assistant Treasurer, which in the 1870s was renamed as the Secretary to the Treasury. [Treasury: A History of the New Zealand Treasury 1840-2000]

 

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 20 March 2018