Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard, who is stepping down from the role later this month, is set to be appointed Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, NZ Herald columnist Fran O'Sullivan has tweeted.
"Alan Bollard just been introduced in Singapore as next Executive Director of the Apec Secretariat," O'Sullivan tweeted, adding in a second message, "Note the Bollard tip is unconfirmed."
An APEC media official would not confirm or deny whether this was true to interest.co.nz.
He said the organisation's next Executive Director would be announced at the 24th APEC Ministerial Meeting on August 5 and 6 in Vladivostok, Russia.
The APEC Secretariat Executive Director position had been held on an annually rotating basis by an officer of Ambassadorial rank from the host economy until 2010, when the appointment began to be made on a fixed-term basis (3 years), open to professional candidates from any of APEC's 21 member economies, it says on the organisation's website.