Media statement

Key World Bank Position for Graeme Wheeler

New Zealander and former Treasury manager Graeme Wheeler has been appointed a Managing Director of the World Bank.

Mr Wheeler joins Salvadorian Juan Jose Daboub as one of two managing directors, effective immediately. The position is the most senior role within World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz's staff, and is an acknowledgement of Mr Wheeler's reputation and skills, some of which were honed during his time at the New Zealand Treasury.

Mr Wheeler joined the World Bank from the Treasury in 1997, where his 24 years of service included a 5 year role as Treasurer of the Debt Management Office.

More information on the new role for is available at World Bank President Announces Appointment of Managing Directors on the World Bank web site.