His seven year tenure as Reserve Bank Governor and earlier role of Secretary to the Treasury places Bernie Fraser in a well deserved position to advise governments and corporations on their economic relationship to global trends. He is widely credited with stuffing the inflation genie firmly back in the bottle, without knocking the economy on the head and causing massive unemployment. An excellent communicator Bernie succinctly educates audiences and demystifies the intricacies of domestic and global economic trends.
As the former governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bernie Fraser is able to demystify the intricacies of domestic and global economic trends. Focusing on the Superannuation industry, Taxation, and domestic economic policy, Bernie enables audiences to understand the big picture.
Educated at the University of New England and the Australian National University, Bernie Fraser joined the Commonwealth Public Service in 1961, spending time in Treasury, interspersed with postings in London as a Treasury representative, three years in the Department of Finance and three years as Director of the National Energy Office Bernie Fraser was then appointed Secretary to the Treasury, and five years later, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1989 - 1996.
Currently, Bernie Fraser is on the Boards of several Industry Superannuation Funds and has held the position of President of the Industry Superannuation Funds Association and Chairman of the Government Superannuation Office of Victoria. He has received Honorary Doctorates from the University of New England and Charles Sturt University. He is also an honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Canberra.
Bernie Fraser is able to advise corporations, governments and institutions on the ‘big picture’ of global trends and how they relate to Australian financial markets and the economy in general.
Drawing on his considerable experience, Bernie Fraser provides succinct and tailored advice to his audiences in a wide range of industries. He is a leading analyst of Australian and international economies, and their potential impact on superannuation and investment.
A brilliant communicator, Bernie Fraser works well with both small and large audiences and is a highly regarded commentator in the corporate arena.