Saul Eslake has been an economist in the Australian financial markets for more than 25 years including as chief economist at stockbroking firm McIntosh Securities, National Mutual Funds Management, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is a non-executive director of Hydro Tasmania, an energy business owned by the Tasmanian State Government, and was previously a member of the Howard Government’s Foreign Affairs and Trade Policy Advisory Councils, the Rudd and Gillard Government’s Long Term Tourism Strategy Steering Committee and National Housing Supply Council, and of the Australian Statistics Advisory Committee. Mr Eslake has a first class honours degree in Economics from the University of Tasmania, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. In December 2012, he was awarded an Honorary LlD degree by the University of Tasmania. He has also completed the Senior Executive Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in New York.