Chris Thompson

Deputy Head (Payments Policy), Reserve Bank of Australia

Chris Thompson has been a Deputy Head of the Payments Policy Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia since late 2016, where he contributes to the RBA’s policy work in relation to promoting a safe, competitive and efficient payments system.

Prior to this, he was the Chief Representative in the RBA’s New York Representative Office for a number of years and has also worked in the RBA’s Financial Stability, Domestic Markets and Economic Analysis Departments.

He was an Advisor to one of the Executive Directors of the IMF from 2008 to 2010 and did his graduate study at the London School of Economics.