James Beard

Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomics and Growth
James Beard, Acting Deputy Secretary - Macroeconomics and Growth

James has been at the Treasury since 2004.  He has held a number of management and analytical roles covering financial markets, tax strategy, international, economic strategy, business environment, defence and security, Trans-Tasman relations and APEC. In 2011, James was seconded to serve as the Economic Counsellor to New Zealand’s Permanent Delegation at the OECD in Paris.  As Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomics and Growth, James is responsible for Treasury’s advice from the Economic Strategy, Growth and Public Services and Economic System directorates.

Prior to joining the Treasury, James lived in Australia where he spent 10 years with Sydney-based consultancy firm, the Centre for International Economics.

James has a Master of Economics from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Science with Honours (in economics) from the University of Canterbury.