Dr. Debelle commenced as Chief Financial Officer at Fortescue Future Industries in June 2022.
He brings extensive experience in international finance and economic policy, having held the role of Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia for nearly six years prior to joining FFI. Dr. Debelle led the development of the Global Code of Conduct for the Foreign Exchange Market in his role as Chair of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee and Chair of the BIS Markets Committee. Subsequently, he played an integral role in Australia’s response to the Global Financial Crisis as Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Dr. Debelle previously held roles at the International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements and the Australian Treasury. He spent time as a visiting Professor in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Chaired the Australian Council of Financial Regulators Working Group on Climate Finance.
Dr. Debelle holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Adelaide and a Doctor of Economics from MIT.