Dominick Stephens
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Dominick Stephens

The Treasury / Te Tai Ōhanga

Chief economic adviser

  • Appointed permanently to the role in Jan 2022 after being seconded from Westpac in March 2021. Was Chief Economist at Westpac NZ for the past decade. Analyst, adviser and commentator on a range of economic and market issues. Formerly an economist at the Reserve Bank of NZ. Holds a BSC (Hons) in economics and is fluent in Spanish, Finnish and Portuguese.


Reserve Bank of New Zealand / Te Pūtea Matua
Summer Intern
Nov 1998 - Feb 1999
Reserve Bank of New Zealand / Te Pūtea Matua
Jan 2000 - Sep 2006
Chief Economist, New Zealand, Senior Economist
Sep 2006 - Present

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