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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

Past & Present Reserve Bank Board Members

Previous members of the Reserve Bank Board are listed in the following table, which includes the current members (shown in bold). Members are listed according to the start date of their first term; current members are also shown on the Reserve Bank Board page.

Member Start of Term End of Term Comment
Herbert ('Nugget') Coombs 14 Jan 1960
1 Jan 1963
31 Dec 1962
22 Jul 1968
Governor and Chairman
Sir John Phillips KBE 14 Jan 1960
14 Jan 1967
23 Jul 1968
13 Jan 1967
22 Jul 1968
22 Jul 1975
Deputy Governor

Governor and Chairman
Sir Roland Wilson CBE 14 Jan 1960 28 Oct 1966 Secretary to the Treasury
Sir William Anderson CBE 14 Jan 1960
25 Jun 1964
24 Jun 1964
22 Mar 1968
Member
(died in office)
Geoffrey Grimwade CMG 14 Jan 1960 22 Feb 1961 Member
(died in office)
Sir William Gunn AC KBE CMG 14 Jan 1960
22 Aug 1962
22 Aug 1967
22 Aug 1972
21 Aug 1962
21 Aug 1967
21 Aug 1972
21 Aug 1977
Member
Sir Leslie Melville KBE 14 Jan 1960
22 Aug 1961
1 Feb 1965
22 Aug 1965
22 Aug 1970
21 Aug 1961
24 Jan 1963
21 Aug 1965
21 Aug 1970
21 Aug 1975
Member
(resigned)
Robert Osborne CBE 14 Jan 1960
22 Aug 1961
21 Aug 1961
21 Aug 1966
Member
Albert Symons MBE 14 Jan 1960 21 Aug 1961 Member
Sir Theo Kelly OBE 26 Jun 1961
22 Aug 1965
22 Aug 1970
21 Aug 1965
21 Aug 1970
21 Aug 1975
Member
Sir William Pettingell CBE 20 Oct 1961
20 Oct 1966
20 Oct 1971
19 Oct 1966
19 Oct 1971
19 Oct 1976
Member
Henry Rowden CBE 20 Oct 1961
22 Aug 1963
22 Aug 1968
21 Aug 1963
21 Aug 1968
21 Aug 1973
Member
Sir Donald Hibberd OBE 22 Aug 1966
22 Aug 1971
22 Aug 1976
21 Aug 1971
21 Aug 1976
21 Aug 1981
Member
Sir Richard Randall 28 Oct 1966 31 Oct 1971 Secretary to the Treasury
Sir Harold Knight KBE DSC 23 Jul 1968
23 Jul 1975
22 Jul 1975
13 Aug 1982
Deputy Governor
Governor and Chairman
Sir Bruce Williams KBE 21 Feb 1969
25 Jun 1969
25 Jun 1974
25 Jun 1979
24 Jun 1969
24 Jun 1974
24 Jun 1979
30 Jun 1981
Member


(resigned)
Sir Frederick Wheeler AC CBE 1 Nov 1971 8 Jan 1979 Secretary to the Treasury
Bob Hawke AC 28 Aug 1973
28 Aug 1978
27 Aug 1978
17 Sep 1980
Member
(resigned)
Trevor Swan AO 22 Aug 1975
22 Aug 1980
21 Aug 1980
21 Aug 1985
Member
Sir Gordon Jackson AK 23 Oct 1975
23 Oct 1980
21 Nov 1985
22 Oct 1980
22 Oct 1985
20 Nov 1990
Member
Don Sanders AO CB 23 Jul 1975
23 Jul 1982
22 Jul 1982
10 Mar 1987
Deputy Governor
(resigned)
Sir Samuel Burston OBE 16 Sep 1977
16 Sep 1982
15 Sep 1982
15 Sep 1987
Member
Jack Davenport AC DSO DFC* GM 16 Sep 1977
16 Sep 1982
30 Sep 1987
15 Sep 1982
15 Sep 1987
29 Sep 1992
Member
John Stone 8 Jan 1979 14 Sep 1984 Secretary to the Treasury
Peter Nolan 15 Jul 1981 27 Aug 1983 Member
Hugh Morgan AC 15 Jul 1981
14 Aug 1996
29 Jul 1997
29 Jul 2002
24 Jun 1984
28 Jul 1997
28 Jul 2002
28 Jul 2007
Member
Sir Robert Cotton AO KCMG 22 Aug 1981 31 Jul 1982 Member (resigned)
Bob Johnston AC 14 Aug 1982 18 Jul 1989 Governor and Chairman
Sir Phillip Lynch KCMG 19 Jan 1983 19 Jun 1984 Member (died in office)
Charlie Fitzgibbon AO 8 Dec 1983 7 Dec 1988 Member
Bernie Fraser 17 Sep 1984
18 Sep 1989
17 Sep 1989
17 Sep 1996
Secretary to the Treasury
Governor and Chairman
Brian Quinn 2 Aug 1984
19 Aug 1988
8 May 1985
21 Jul 1992
Member
(resigned)
Sir Peter Abeles AC 2 Aug 1984
2 Aug 1989
1 Aug 1989
1 Aug 1994
Member
Bob Gregory AO 21 Nov 1985
21 Nov 1990
20 Nov 1990
20 Nov 1995
Member
John Phillips AO 11 Mar 1987 10 Apr 1992 Deputy Governor
Bill Kelty AC 29 Jul 1987
29 Jul 1992
28 Jul 1992
4 Mar 1996
Member
(resigned)
Chris Higgins 18 Sep 1989 6 Dec 1990 Secretary to the Treasury
(died in office)
Tony Cole AO 14 Feb 1991 23 Mar 1993 Secretary to the Treasury
Alan Jackson AO 29 Jan 1991
29 Jan 1996
28 Jan 1996
28 Jan 2001
Member
Ian Macfarlane AC 11 Apr 1992
18 Sep 1996
18 Sep 2003
17 Sep 1996
17 Sep 2003
17 Sep 2006
Deputy Governor
Governor and Chairman
Solomon Lew 19 Aug 1992 18 Aug 1997 Member
Janet Holmes à Court AC 19 Aug 1992 18 Aug 1997 Member
Richard Warburton AO 22 Dec 1992
22 Dec 1997
21 Dec 1997
21 Dec 2002
Member
Graeme Thompson 8 Feb 1993 30 Jun 1998 Deputy Governor
Ted Evans AC 10 May 1993 26 Apr 2001 Secretary to the Treasury
Frank Lowy AC 27 Jun 1995
27 Jun 2000
27 Jun 2003
26 Jun 2000
26 Jun 2003
9 Dec 2005
Member
Adrian Pagan 29 Nov 1995 28 Nov 2000 Member
Steve Grenville AO 1 Dec 1996 30 Nov 2001 Deputy Governor
Jillian Broadbent AO 7 May 1998
7 May 2003
7 May 2008
6 May 2003
6 May 2008
6 May 2013
Member
Donald McGauchie AO 30 Mar 2001
30 Mar 2006
29 Mar 2006
29 Mar 2011
Member
Ken Henry AC 27 Apr 2001 26 Apr 2011 Secretary to the Treasury
Warwick McKibbin 31 Jul 2001
31 Jul 2006
30 Jul 2006
30 Jul 2011
Member
Glenn Stevens 21 Dec 2001
18 Sep 2006
18 Sep 2013
17 Sep 2006
17 Sep 2013
17 Sep 2016
Deputy Governor
Governor and Chairman
Governor and Chairman
Robert Gerard AO 20 Mar 2003 2 Dec 2005 Member (resigned)
Roger Corbett AO 2 Dec 2005
2 Dec 2010
1 Dec 2010
1 Dec 2015
Member
Ric Battellino 14 Feb 2007 13 Feb 2012 Deputy Governor
Graham Kraehe AO 14 Feb 2007 13 Feb 2012 Member
John Akehurst 31 Aug 2007
31 Aug 2012
30 Aug 2012
30 Aug 2017
Member
Catherine Tanna 30 Mar 2011 29 Mar 2016 Member
Martin Parkinson PSM 27 Apr 2011   Secretary to the
Treasury
John Edwards 31 July 2011 30 July 2016 Member
Philip Lowe 14 Feb 2012 13 Feb 2019 Deputy Governor
Heather Ridout AO 14 Feb 2012 13 Feb 2017 Member
Kathryn Fagg 7 May 2013 6 May 2018 Member