Saul Eslake

Saul Eslake worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for more than 25 years, including as Chief Economist at the ANZ Bank from 1995 to 2009, and as Chief Economist (Australia & New Zealand) for Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2011 until June 2015.

In July 2015 Saul started up his own economics consultancy business, based in Hobart, and since April 2016 has also had a part-time position as a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Tasmania.  

Saul is currently a non-executive director of Hydro Tasmania, an energy business owned by the Tasmanian Government, and of Housing Choices Australia, a not-for-profit affordable housing provider; and Chair of Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania’s biennial multi-arts festival. In the past, Saul has been a non-executive director of the Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute from 1997 until 2005, and a member of the Rudd & Gillard Governments’ National Housing Supply Council from 2008 until 2013.

Saul 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.