Sir Roderick Deane has made a considerable contribution to business, policy-making and supporting the arts and the disability sector for more than 30 years. He was involved with the State sector and central banking, as Chair of the State Services Commission, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Chief Economist of the Reserve Bank and an Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund. He held a number of executive and governance roles in New Zealand and Australian companies, including as Chairman of Fletcher Building, Chief Executive of the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, Managing Director of Telecom New Zealand, Chair of the New Zealand Seed Fund and a Director of the ANZ Bank and Woolworths Limited. Sir Roderick has supported the community in a number of ways, in particular the disability and arts sectors. He is a former President and Vice President of IHC New Zealand, and is currently a joint patron of the IHC. He is a former Chairman of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. He co-founded the Deane Endowment Trust to assist in the fields of the arts, science, education, the environment, wetlands preservation, and the disability sector. Sir Roderick received the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame Laureate Award in 2009, The Arts Foundation of New Zealand Patronage Award in 2008, and the Wellington City Gold Icon Award in 2007.
Sir Roderick Deane, Wellington, KNZM, for services to business and the community