Deputy Governor Guy Debelle

Photograph of Guy Debelle

Guy Debelle commenced as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on 18 September 2016. He is Deputy Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Chair of the Reserve Bank's Risk Management Committee.

Dr Debelle is also Chair of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee. Until May 2017, he was Chair of the BIS Foreign Exchange Working Group, which developed the Global Code of Conduct for the Foreign Exchange Market.

Prior to his current role, Dr Debelle was the Assistant Governor (Financial Markets). In that role, he had oversight of the Bank's operations in the domestic and global financial markets, including the management of Australia's foreign reserves. He briefed the Reserve Bank Board on developments in financial markets at the monthly Board meetings.

Dr Debelle also worked at the International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements, Australian Treasury and as a visiting professor in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He graduated from the University of Adelaide with an honours degree in economics and gained his PhD in economics at MIT under Stanley Fischer and Rudi Dornbusch.

Dr Debelle is a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath.

Education University of Adelaide (BEc Hons 1987)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD 1994)
1988–1990 Australian Treasury
1994–95 Reserve Bank of Australia, Research Department
1995–97 International Monetary Fund
1997–98 Reserve Bank of Australia, Research Department
1998–2001 Deputy Head of Economic Analysis Department
2001–03 Head of Economic Analysis Department
2003 Visiting Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2004 Bank for International Settlements
2004–07 Head of International Department
2007–16 Assistant Governor (Financial Markets)
June 2013 – January 2017 Chair of the BIS Markets Committee
May 2015 – May 2017 Chair of the BIS Foreign Exchange Working Group