Reserve Bank Governor keynote

Reserve Bank Governor keynote

Jun 20
CEDA is delighted to welcome Reserve Bank Governor, Philip Lowe to deliver a keynote address in Adelaide.


Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

Event overview

With the Federal Election over, our focus now turns to interest rates.
There is increasing speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut official interest rates from the target cash rate of 1.5 per cent, at their next meeting on the first Tuesday in June.  Much of this discussion around a rate reduction is based on ABS figures released in May showing a rise in the national jobless rate to 5.2 per cent in April and poor wages figures. The cash rate has been unchanged at 1.5 per cent since August 2016, with the RBA citing below-target inflation, steady employment growth and a nationwide housing downturn as the drivers for keeping the rate at this level.
Join CEDA as we welcome RBA Governor Philip Lowe for this important national speech on the future of Australia’s monetary policy.

Meet the keynote speaker

Philip Lowe
Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

Philip 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 of the Reserve Bank of Australia 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 is a member of the Financial Stability Board. Prior to his current role, Philip held the positions of Deputy Governor, Assistant Governor (Economic) and Assistant Governor (Financial System). He also spent two years at the Bank for International Settlements working on financial stability issues. 

Philip is Chair of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and a director of The Anika Foundation. He is also Chair of the Committee on the Global Financial System of the Bank for International Settlements. 

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