Ken Waller is the Director of the Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University and started with the centre in 2007.
Director, Australian APEC Study Centre
He is the Coordinator of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Finance and Economics Working Group and co-ordinator of the Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership and the Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity Building. His work covers trade and investment, financial market connectivity and other regional integration and structural reform issues at the centre of APEC’s agenda.
For six years until 2006 he was Group Economic Advisor to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on regional and global economic issues and financial regulatory matters. Prior to that, he was Group Economic Advisor to the Colonial Group (1998-2000).
Ken had an extensive career at the Australian Treasury. He was Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Division during a period of major financial reforms in the 80's and subsequently advised on relations with the IMF, World Bank and EBRD. He was senior Australian Treasury representative in London (1978-82) and Beijing (1994-98), and Executive Director for Australia on the Board of the ADB (1988-92).
He is a graduate of London University with a Bachelor of Science (Economics), and Honorary Professor of Finance and Economics at Zhongnan University, Wuhan, China.