Saul Eslake is one of Australia's most respected and renowned economic commentators. Having worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for over 25 years his comments and economic findings have been known to cause a stir in the media. Recently completing a successful appointment as Chief Economist for Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia, Saul significantly raised the profile of the bank since joining in 2011. His previous roles include; Chief Economist at McIntosh Securities, Chief Economist (International) at National Mutual Funds Management, and as Chief Economist at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ). Saul is a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Tasmania.