Assistant Governor (Financial System) Brad Jones

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Dr Brad Jones is Assistant Governor (Financial System) at the Reserve Bank of Australia. In this role, he is responsible for the Bank's work on financial stability, including production of the twice-yearly Financial Stability Review, as well as the Bank's oversight of the payments system.

Dr Jones joined the RBA in 2018, first serving as the Head of International Department before taking over as the Head of Economic Analysis Department in 2020.

Before joining the Bank, Brad served for five years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. There he was a senior advisor in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, working on a variety of issues related to central banking and the international financial system. Prior to that, he held senior macroeconomic research and global macro trading responsibilities for just under a decade at Deutsche Bank in London and Hong Kong.

Brad graduated with a PhD in finance, first class honours in economics and served for five years as a Fellow at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He has published extensively on a range of topics related to financial stability, monetary policy and international finance. He represents the Bank as a member on the Council of Financial Regulators and in international fora including the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Global Finance, is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath.

Education Macquarie University (PhD Finance, 2003)
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA, 2017)
Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD, 2017)
2003–12 Deutsche Bank, London and Hong Kong
2013–18 International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.
2016–18 University of California at Santa Cruz, Department of Economics (Centre for Analytical Finance)
2016–21 University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Fellow
2018–2020 Head of International Department
2020-2022 Head of Economic Analysis Department