Ken Waller is the Director of the Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University. Mr. Waller spent nearly 30 years at the Australian Treasury. During that time he served as: Minister (Financial), at the Australian Embassy in Beijing and as Minister (Treasury) at the High Commission, London; Assistant Secretary responsible for Australia’s relations with the IMF, World Bank, ADB and the EBRD; Executive Director on the Board of the ADB, Manila; and Assistant Secretary, Banking and Finance. He joined the Colonial Group in 1998 as Group Economic Advisor, a position he held until 2006. Mr. Waller graduated from London University with a B.Sc. (Econ.) and is also an Honorary Professor at Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics.