Glenn Stevens AC

Photograph of Glenn Stevens

Glenn Stevens is Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Mr Stevens is a graduate of the University of Sydney and the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He joined the Bank's Research Department in 1980 and held various senior positions in the 1990s, including heading the Economic Analysis and International Departments. From 1996 to 2001, he was Assistant Governor (Economic), responsible for overseeing economic and policy advice to the Governor and Board of the RBA. He was appointed Deputy Governor and a member of the Reserve Bank Board in December 2001. His appointment as Governor was effective 18 September 2006.

Mr Stevens is Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Payments System Board, and Chair of the Council of Financial Regulators. He is one of two Australian representatives on the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international body to promote financial stability. He serves on the FSB's Steering Committee and chairs its Standing Committee on Assessment of Vulnerabilities.

In the charitable sphere, Mr Stevens is Chair of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and a Director of The Anika Foundation.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and a member of the Advisory Boards of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne and the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales.

In June 2014, Mr Stevens was awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) by Western University in Ontario, Canada.

In the Queen's Birthday 2016 Honours List, Mr Stevens was appointed a Companion in the Order of Australia for service to the financial and central bank sectors through leadership roles and to the community.

Mr Stevens is a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath.

Education The University of Sydney (BEc Hons 1980)
University of Western Ontario (MA 1985)
1980–92 Research Department, Reserve Bank of Australia; various positions and Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 1990
1992–95 Head of Economic Analysis Department
1995–96 Head of International Department
1996–2001 Assistant Governor (Economic)
2001–06 Deputy Governor