Brendan O'Donovan

Chief Economist Westpac Banking Corporation

Brendan was appointed as Chief Economist for Westpac in May 2003.

Prior to joining Westpac, he spent a couple of years backpacking around the world. He was Chief Economist for the National Bank and has also worked for the NZ Institute of Economic Research.

Brendan was educated at Auckland University, and graduated with a Masters, First Class Honours. His work has been published in New Zealand and International journals, he's a regular on the speaker circuit, and provides comment to New Zealand media on key economic issues.