Adrian Blundell-Wignall

Adjunct Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney

Dr. Adrian Blundell-Wignall was the Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Financial Markets and Enterprise Affairs until October 2018.

He is founder and chairman of a charitable foundation (The Anika Foundation) that raises and invests an endowment fund to provide scholarships in a critical area of healthcare.

Mr. Blundell-Wignall is an Australian citizen. He has a 1st class Honours degree and PhD in Economics from Cambridge University, UK.

He is the author of extensive publications on financial markets and monetary policy in learned journals and books, as well as broker analyst studies and reports.

Senior Positions

2014- 2016 Director in the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs

2007 -2014 Deputy Director in the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs

2000 - Executive Vice-President, head of Asset Allocation, BT Funds Management

1993 - Head of Derivative Overlays and Levered Products at Bankers Trust Funds Management, building a new $4 billion business

1991 - Head of the Research Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia: directing a department and participating in monetary policy discussions at the internal pre-Board meetings

Early in his career he held economist positions in: the OECD Economics Department, the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Economic Planning Advisory Council of Australia.

Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney