Sir Alan Low

KB MA (HONS) NZ

Date of birth

11 January 1916 at Blenheim

Died

18 April 1999

Parents

Mr and Mrs H B Low – Headmaster, Timaru Main School 1928

Children

One son and two daughters

Education

Timaru Boys' High School 1928-33

Canterbury University MA (Hons) in Economics 1934-37

War service

24th Field Ambulance 2nd NZEF

Career

  • Reserve Bank 1938 Economist
  • Seconded Economic Stabilisation Commission 1944-46
  • Assistant Economist Reserve Bank 1948-50
  • Economic Advisor 1951-60
  • Assistant Governor Reserve Bank 1960-62
  • Deputy Governor Reserve Bank 1962-66
  • Governor Reserve Bank 1967-77
  • Director Alliance Textiles
  • Director National Bank of New Zealand

Honours

  • Knight Bachelor 1977 New Years Honours