Kenneth Sullivan was until 2015 a senior financial sector expert with the International Monetary Fund. Previously, he spent seven years at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as chief manager of both Accounting and Corporate Services, where the bank won accounting prizes for the transparency of its published financial statements. Prior to that, Sullivan provided a financial management information system consultancy, held senior accounting roles in insurance and wholesaling, and worked in education. Starting in 1993, he served as accounting expert on IMF missions, providing accounting technical assistance to central banks around the world, organised and presented at central bank accounting workshops and participated in Financial Sector Assessment Program and Safeguard Assessment.
Kenneth Sullivan highlights the challenges for central banks in consistently accounting for monetary gold