Mr Fraser was appointed Secretary to the Treasury effective 15 January 2015. In this capacity, John is a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia; a member of the Australian Council of Financial Regulators; and Chair of the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub. He was Chair of the Advisory Board of the Australian Office of Financial Management from 2015 to 2016.
Based in London, John was Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management from late 2001 to 2013. During this time, John was also a member of the UBS Group Executive Board and Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia. In 2014, John remained as Chairman of UBS Global Asset Management, Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia and Chairman of UBS Grocon Real Estate.
Prior to joining UBS and its predecessor organisations in 1993, John served for over twenty years with the Australian Treasury, including appointment as Deputy Secretary (Economic) from 1990 to 1993 and postings at the International Monetary Fund (1978-1980) and as Minister (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC (1985-1988).
John was a member of the Australian Government’s 1996 Audit Commission and a Board member of the Australian Stock Exchange (1997-2003).
John graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, in 1972 with a first-class honours degree in economics and, in 2013, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws by the University. John is a member of the Monash Business School’s Global Advisory Council and member of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, as well as an Honorary Professor at Durham University (UK). He was awarded a Centenary medal by the Commonwealth Government in 2001 for service to Australian society through business and economics.