Dr Brash has had broad experience in the public and private sectors. Currently chairman of the New Zealand subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, he was Leader of the National Party in Parliament for more than three years, and prior to entering Parliament was 14 years Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He has worked as an economist with the World Bank, has undertaken consulting assignments on economics and taxation in many countries, mainly in Asia, and has been the CEO of an investment bank, the New Zealand Kiwifruit Authority, and a large retail bank.