Dr Deborah Ralston has more than 25 years of board-level experience across commercial and public sectors, with experience in education, banking,  superannuation and fintech sectors.

She is currently a member of the Reserve Bank of Australia Payments System Board and is a Professorial Fellow at Monash University. Dr Ralston is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index and the YBF Fintech Hub Advisory Board.

Dr Ralston has held senior executive roles in Australian universities, most recently as Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and as a Professor of Finance with the Monash University Business School. She was the Principal Investigator of the CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster, and inaugural Chair of ASIC’s Digital Finance Advisory Committee. In 2018, Dr Ralston was appointed to the Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement Framework Advisory Committee.

Dr Ralston holds a Master of Economics, a Doctor of Philosophy in financial regulation and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.