Ms. Nicola Brink
Dr Nicola Brink is Head Resolution Planning in the Financial Stability Department of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).
She has extensive central banking experience, having spent her career in several departments of the SARB, including the Economic Research Department, the Bank Supervision Department (now the Prudential Authority), and the Financial Markets Department.
Her key responsibilities currently are to manage two strategic projects, namely to implement a deposit insurance scheme for South Africa, and to strengthen the resolution framework to be able to deal with the failure of systemically important ﬁnancial institutions.
She represents the SARB in various external and international committees, including the Financial Stability Board’s Cross-Border Crisis-Management Committee and the International Association of Deposit Insurers.
Her qualiﬁcations include an Honours Degree in Communication Science, a PhD in Economics and an MBA degree (cum laude).
She has published a number of domestic and international research papers, mainly focusing on the management of market liquidity by the central bank through its operations, both in normal and crisis times.