- Fall 2018
Bill English was Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister from October 2008 to December 2016 and Prime Minister of New Zealand until the change of government in October 2017, and retired from politics in March 2018. Bill English guided the New Zealand economy through the global financial crisis to be one of the faster growing developed economies with sustainable government surpluses.
Bill English also focussed on public sector reform, public balance sheet management and led the development and implementation of Social Investment, a world leading policy innovation for large scale social services. He oversaw significant investment in
digitalising government and improving results and customer experience of public services.
Bill is now runs a consultancy with commercial, government and not for profit clients in Australia and |New Zealand . He is a director of Wesfarmers a large Australian conglomerate,Chair of Mt Cook Alpine Salmon and serves on the reference group for the review of the Australian Public Service
Bill English is married to Dr Mary English a medical practitioner and they have 6 children.
Mr. English's Fellowship will begin on October 22 and conclude on October 23.