Philip Lowe

Photograph of Philip Lowe

Philip Lowe is the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, a position he has held since February 2012. He is also Deputy Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Chair of the Reserve Bank's Risk Management Committee. On 5 May, Dr Lowe was appointed Governor-designate to succeed Glenn Stevens on 18 September 2016.

Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Assistant Governor (Economic) and Assistant Governor (Financial System). He also spent two years with the Bank for International Settlements working on financial stability issues.

Philip holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Comm (Honours) in Economics/Econometrics from the University of New South Wales. He has authored numerous papers, including on the linkages between monetary policy and financial stability.

Education The University of New South Wales (BComm Hons 1985)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD 1991)
1980–97 Reserve Bank of Australia; various positions in International Department and Economic Group.
1997–98 Head of Economic Research Department
1999–2000 Head of Financial Stability Department
2000–02 Bank for International Settlements; Head of Financial Institutions and Infrastructure Division
2002–03 Head of Domestic Markets Department
2003–04 Head of Economic Analysis Department
2004–09 Assistant Governor (Financial System)
2009–12 Assistant Governor (Economic)