Bernie Fraser

Former Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia & economist

As the former governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Bernie Fraser is able to demystify the intricacies of global of economic trends, taxation and superannuation.

Bernie worked in the Commonwealth Public Service for 25 years, 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 was then appointed Secretary to the Treasury, and five years later, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. A position he held for seven years from 1989 to 1996.

Since his retirement from the Reserve Bank, Bernie Fraser has satisfied his social justice and equity concerns through directorships at two large industry superannuation funds, C+BUS and Australian Super, as well as being on the board of Members Equity, the bank owned by the industry funds. Between board meetings, he runs cattle on his farm near Queanbeyan on the outskirts of Canberra, and breeds and trains a few thoroughbred racehorses.

Bernie Fraser 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 has written a foreword to a book about global corruption, A Game As Old As Empire, which contains a dozen essays on greed, tax evasion and foreign aid scams.

Bernie 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 provides succinct and tailored advice to his audiences in a wide range of industries, including many that are dominated by small businesses. He is a leading analyst of the state the Australian and international economies, and their potential impact on superannuation.

A brilliant communicator, Bernie Fraser works well with small to medium groups and has that rare ability to make economics come alive for his audience.

Bernie Fraser talks about:

  • Global Economic Trends
  • The Economic outlook for your business
  • The Future of small business in the Australian economy
  • Taxation and Superannuation