Philip Lowe is Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Dr Lowe 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. He commenced as Governor on 18 September 2016.
He is Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Payments System Board, and Chair of the Council of Financial Regulators. He also serves on the FSB Steering Committee. Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Deputy Governor, Assistant Governor (Economic) and Assistant Governor (Financial System). He also spent two years with the Bank for International Settlements working on financial stability issues.
Dr Lowe is Chair of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and a director of The Anika Foundation.
Dr Lowe is a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath.
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)|