Payments System Board

The Payments System Board's responsibilities and powers are set out in separate Acts: Reserve Bank Act 1959; Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998; Payment Systems and Netting Act 1998; and Part 7.3 of the Corporations Act 2001. The Payments System Board governs the payments system policy of the Reserve Bank of Australia. The membership of the Payments System Board is specified in section 25A of the Reserve Bank Act 1959: the Governor of the RBA (Chair of the Payments System Board); one representative of the RBA (who is appointed by the Governor and who must be either a member of the Reserve Bank Board or a member of the RBA service; Deputy Chair of the Payments System Board); one representative of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority - APRA (who is appointed by APRA and who must be either an APRA member or an APRA staff member); and up to five other members (who are appointed by the Treasurer for a term of up to five years).

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Reserve Bank Act 1959

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Michele Bullock 18 September 2023 17 September 2030
Deputy Chair VACANT
Member Prof. Ross Buckley 1 August 2023 31 July 2028
Member Prof. Deborah Ralston 15 December 2021 14 December 2026
Member Ms. Gina Cass-Gottlieb 1 August 2023 31 July 2028
Member Dr. Michelle Deaker 1 August 2023 31 July 2028
Member Mr. John Lonsdale PSM 1 November 2022 30 October 2027
Member Mr. Scott Farrell 23 March 2022 22 March 2027
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