Bernie Fraser

Economist, Politician

1941 –

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Who is Bernie Fraser?

Bernard William "Bernie" Fraser is an Australian economist and was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from September 1989 to September 1996.

Fraser joined the Commonwealth Public Service in 1961, starting at the Department of National Development.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. He soon moved to the Department of Treasury, in 1963. He was its London representative from 1969 to 1972. In 1981 Fraser was appointed Director of the National Energy Office. He returned to the Treasury in 1984 and became Secretary from September 1984 to September 1989.

Fraser is an independent director of several industry superannuation funds and is a director of Members Equity Bank. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Climate Change Authority.

He has appeared in several television ads in Australia for superannuation funds, notably sporting the catchphrase; "it's the super of the future".

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Born
1941
Junee
Profession
Education
  • Australian National University
  • University of New England
Employment
  • Cbus
  • ME Bank

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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