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Appointment of Reserve Bank Governor

Posted by Nathan McCullum on 14/07/2023

The Treasurer, the Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP, has appointed Michele Bullock as Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia for a seven-year term commencing 18 September 2023.

Governor Philip Lowe said: ‘The Treasurer has made a first-rate appointment. I congratulate Michele on being appointed Governor. The Reserve Bank is in very good hands as it deals with the current inflation challenge and implementing the recommendations of the Review of the RBA. I wish Michele all the best.’

The role of Reserve Bank Governor comes with several responsibilities, including Chair of the Reserve Bank Board, the Payments System Board and the Council of Financial Regulators. As Governor, Ms Bullock will also be responsible for the management of the Bank under the Reserve Bank Act 1959.

Following the Treasurer’s announcement, Deputy Governor Michele Bullock said: ‘I am deeply honoured to have been appointed to this important position. It is a challenging time to be coming into this role, but I will be supported by a strong executive team and boards. I am committed to ensuring that the Reserve Bank delivers on its policy and operational objectives for the benefit of the Australian people.’

Governor Lowe will continue in his position until the end of his term on 17 September 2023. The position of Deputy Governor from 18 September 2023 will be filled by the Treasurer in due course.

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