Cameron Bagrie has quit as ANZ chief economist, a role he has held for more than a decade.
Bagrie, a frequent commentator on television, radio and in print, is understood to be keen to take a break from work.
Originally from Central Otago, Bagrie worked as an official at Treasury before joining the National Bank.
He has been chief economist of ANZ for 11 years and is well known in political circles in the capital.
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