On December 28, the IMF announced that IMF Managing Director Michel Camdessus has named Brian C. Stuart, a national of Canada, as Director of the IMF’s Administration Department, effective January 4, 1999. Stuart succeeds K. Burke Dillon, who has been appointed Executive Vice-President of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Stuart was educated at the University of Calgary and Queen’s College, Kingston, Ontario, and joined the IMF as an economist in 1973, holding various positions in the European, Exchange and Trade Relations (now Policy Development and Review), and Western Hemisphere Departments prior to his appointment as Assistant Director of the Exchange and Trade Relations Department in 1990. He was appointed a Senior Advisor in the Western Hemisphere Department in 1992, and Deputy Director of that department in 1995. Since 1995, Stuart has chaired the Interdepartmental Information Technology Policy Committee, which is helping to implement a strategic plan for information technology at the IMF.