H. M. Knight

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Harold Knight
3rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
In office
July 1975 – August 1982
Preceded by J. G. Phillips
Succeeded by RA Johnston
Personal details
Born 14 August 1919
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Gwenyth Catherine Knight
Profession Economist

Sir Harold Murray Knight KBE DSC (born 14 August 1919) is an Australian economist. He was the third Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, serving from 1975 to 1982.

He was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne (1933–1935)[1] and Melbourne University where he was resident at Trinity College. He graduated with a Master of Commerce degree.

He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in the New Year's Day Honours of 1980.[2]

He is the grandfather of novelist Dominic Knight and artist Jasper Knight whose portrait of him was shorlisted for the Archibald Prize in 2006.[3]


  1. ^ James Mitchell, A Deepening Roar - Scotch College, Melbourne, 1851-2001, Allen & Unwin, 2001, pages 531 and 537
  2. ^ It's an Honour: KBE
  3. ^ Archibald Prize Finalists 2006
Preceded by
J. G. Phillips
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
Succeeded by
R. A. Johnston