The University of Tasmania appointed Saul Eslake as its inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Fellow in April 2016.
Tasmanian economist, commentator and public intellectual, Saul Eslake, has been appointed to a prestigious role at the University of Tasmania: a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow.
These prestigious positions provide in-residence status at the University for outstanding intellectuals or other figures, providing a platform for them to contribute to the University's mission in their area of expertise.
Having schooled at Smithton in the State's North-West and subsequently Hutchins in Hobart, Mr Eslake graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (first class honours) in 1979. He has had a distinguished career in both the Government and private sector, serving as chief economist to the ANZ Bank, and chief economist to the Australian arm of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
"I accept the Vice-Chancellor's Fellow role with great pride and look forward to continuing my ongoing association with the University of Tasmania," Mr Eslake said.
"A reason for my interest in this is a sense of wanting to give back to an institution which provided the basis of the life that I've lived to this point."
"It also is a genuine institution of influence and will have a guiding role in the sort of future our State can expect to have."