Alan Langford began his career at Bankwest in March 1989 as an economic research officer, and was appointed an economist in September 1990. The chief function of the role is to advise Bankwest and its clients on the implications of economic and financial market trends. His duties include the editing of the Bankwest Monthly Economic and Financial Market Snapshot, adhoc economic updates as and when key events occur, and presentations at industry seminars. Mr Langford retires at the end of June 2020 as Chief Economist, after three decades with the bank. He has a degree in Financial Management and Economics from Curtin University, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Finance and Investment from Finsia where he is also a senior fellow. Mr Langford is also a professional member of the WA branch of the Economic Society of Australia, a state councillor of the WA branch of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, a member of the housing industry forecasting group, and a member of the advisory board of the School of Economics and Finance at Curtin University.