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Group Economics  

  • Alan Oster

    Group Chief Economist  

    Alan joined the Bank in 1992 from the Federal Treasury where he worked for 15 years - his special field being economic forecasting and monetary policy. He graduated (with first class honours) in economics from Newcastle University. He also holds a Masters degree in economics from the Australian National University. As Group Chief Economist, Alan is responsible for NAB’s global economic and financial forecasts. He is also a highly respected and much quoted commentator on Australian and global economic trends and policy issues.


  • Gerard Burg

    Senior Economist - Asia

    Gerard has over a decade of experience as a professional economist, currently specialising in international economic research. He is responsible for monitoring and forecasting trends in emerging Asian economies, with a particular emphasis on China. He is also a member of the bank’s commodities research team, focusing on trends in iron ore and coal markets.

  • Phin Ziebell

    Agribusines Economist

    Phin joined NAB in mid 2014 on secondment from the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF). In his time in DTF, he has been heavily involved in gambling tax policy as well as Commonwealth-State relations. He has also participated actively in the preparation of the annual state publications such as the Budget papers and the Annual Financial Report. Phin has also worked in the Energy Division of the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, providing analysis on electricity and gas wholesale, network and retail prices. At NAB, Phin is responsible for analysing and reporting on the trends and developments in the agribusiness industry, working in conjunction with bankers in NAB’s Agribusiness division. Phin graduated with bachelor degrees in Commerce and Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Markets Research

  • Peter Jolly

    Global Head of Research

    Peter is Global Head of Research in the Global Markets area of National Australia Bank. His team has specialist researchers across the world covering macroeconomics, credit markets, foreign exchange, and fixed income markets. Peter has worked as an economist and researcher for more than two decades, starting out with the Central Bank of New Zealand. Peter is also an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University and has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of London.

  • Christy Tan 

    Head of Markets Strategy and Research, Asia

    Christy Tan joined National Australia Bank in July 2014 as Head of Markets Strategy and Research for Asia. Christy focuses on Macro strategy and research on Asia (excluding Japan) financial markets. Christy will also assist in NAB's expansion into China and the region. Christy reports to Peter Jolly, Global Head of Research - FICC in Sydney and Jessica Tilton, Head of Markets Asia in Hong Kong.


  • Julian Wee

    Senior Markets Strategist, Asia  

    Julian Wee is the Senior Markets Strategist within the Asia research team and is responsible for Southeast Asia (plus India) FX strategy coverage in NAB. Julian has close to 15 years’ experience in macro research and strategy for Asian economies and he joins NAB from BSI Bank, where he supported the head office with in-depth coverage of Asia’s economics and politics as well as portfolio strategy.

Business and Industry Insights

  •  Peter Coad

    Executive General Manager, International Branches

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  • John Barry

New Zealand Markets  

  • Stephen Toplis  

    Head of Research, New Zealand 

    Stephen was appointed as BNZ’s Head of Market Economics in April 2001. He now carries the title of Head of Research. His previous employment included Chief Economist Deutsche Securities, Chief Economist BT Securities, Chief Economist Doyle Paterson Brown and Chief Economist Fay Richwhite. He is located in BNZ’s Wellington Markets Division where he is charged with providing an economic and political overview for the Bank’s wholesale operation. The end focus of much of his work is the analysis of business risk for the BNZ’s corporate clients. Stephen is also contracted to the Hugo Group, a consultancy, which provides economic and political advice to a small group of New Zealand Chief Executives.

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