Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canterbury in February 2009, Dr Rod Carr was Managing Director of Jade Software Corporation Ltd. Dr Carr joined Jade in July 2003 after a distinguished career in the banking sector, which included holding the position of Acting Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. During a five-year career at the Reserve Bank he played a key management role as a Director and Deputy Governor, including five months as Acting Governor. Prior to this he was a Senior Executive at the National Australia Bank in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Carr holds a PhD in Insurance and Risk Management and an MA in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; an MBA in Money and Financial Markets from Columbia University, New York; and undergraduate honours degrees in law and in economics from the University of Otago.
He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and is involved in several private and public companies as a director, including the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. He is presently a Non-Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and is a Trustee of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.
In February 2017 he was appointed as a Trustee of the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Board.