John Fraser

Mr Fraser has more than 40 years’ experience in leadership roles in economics, public policy, capital markets and asset management in Australia and overseas.  Mr Fraser is a Non-Executive Director of Judo Bank and Guardian of the Australian Future Fund.  He is also on the Advisory Board of Accountability in New York.  He was Secretary to the Australian Treasury from 2015-July 2018 serving as a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, a member of the Australian Council of Financial Regulators and Chairman of the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub.  Prior to this, Mr Fraser was Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management based in London, a member of the UBS Group Executive Board and Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia.  He also served as an Australian Stock Exchange Board Director and as Chairman of Victorian Funds Management Corporation.  Prior to 1993 Mr Fraser held a number of senior positions with the Australian Treasury over 20 years, including postings at the International Monetary Fund and the Australian Embassy in the United States.  In 2001 he received a Centenary medal for service to Australian society through business and economics and Monash University awarded John an Honorary Doctorate of Laws in 2013.   He also owns and operates two farms in Western Victoria.

Director and Founder of the Centre for Independent Studies

Professor of Public Policy and Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University


Sociologist, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney.
Author of The New Authoritarianism

Director, Free Market Foundation, (Hungary)

Health Director, Health and BioSecurity, CSIRO

Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas, London, (UK)

Founder and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative (NZ)

Australian writer and columnist for the News Limited Press

Research Director, CIS

Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Western Australia

Chinese Canadian human rights advocate

Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

CEO and Founding Director, China Matters

Former Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives and Cabinet Minister

Pro Vice-Chancellor Arts and Academic Culture, and Professor of History, Australian Catholic University

Cancer researcher and clinical oncologist, with Genesis Care Newcastle

Founder and President, Middle East Forum, publisher Middle East Quarterly Journal, (US)

Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Senior Research Fellow and Director, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

Internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist, (US)

Head of Economic Research, Reserve Bank of Australia

Executive Director, CIS

Professor of Economics at Stanford University; Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and Chair of the Working Group on Economic Policy, (US)

UQ-CSIRO Chair in Personalised Nanodiagnostics, Professorial Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Diplomat, American Board of Pathology

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

Liberal Party Member for Berowra

Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011, Chairman & CEO of Geoff Raby and Associates Ltd based in Beijing

Director of China and Free Societies program, CIS

Senior Research Scholar, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, (US)