In December 2017, an Independent Expert Advisory Panel was appointed by the Minister of Finance. The Terms of Engagement released following the announcement of the Review can be found below.
The Panel has concluded its report on phase 1 and on the scoping of phase 2 of the Review. The Panel will continue to be engaged on all major issues covered by the Review, with its advice and conclusions informing key Review outputs. The Panel will also report directly to the Minister of Finance, as appropriate. The current Panel comprising of Suzanne Snively (chair), Dr Malcolm Edey and Dr Girol Karacaoglu will continue. Further additions to the Panel are being considered to ensure it contains the necessary expertise for the matters covered by phase 2.
The current members of the Panel are:
- Suzanne Snively ONZM (Chair): a former Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Suzanne is an independent economic strategist, professional director and risk management advisor. She is the Chair of Transparency International New Zealand and a director on boards including the Health Research Council, the Army Leadership Board and Te Pou Matakana.
- Dr Malcolm Edey: Malcolm is a consulting economist and academic, lecturing in economic policy, banking and finance at the University of Sydney. Previous roles include Assistant Governor (Financial System) and Assistant Governor (Economic) of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and Chair of the OECD Committee on Financial Markets.
- Dr Girol Karacaoglu: Girol is the Head of the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington with a focus on research in public policy. He was previously Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomics, International and Economic Research at the Treasury, and was Chief Executive of The Co-operative Bank for nine years.