J. G. Phillips
|Sir John Phillips
|2nd Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia|
July 1968 – July 1975
|Preceded by||H. C. Coombs|
|Succeeded by||H. M. Knight|
|Born||13 March 1911
Mosman, New South Wales
|Died||7 October 1986
Manly, New South Wales
Sir John Grant Phillips KBE (13 March 1911 – 7 October 1986) was an Australian economist who became the second Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, from 1968 to 1975. His name appeared on Australian currency notes as "J. G. Phillips".
In the Queen's Birthday Honours of 8 June 1968, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and in the 1972 New Year Honours he was promoted Knight Commander in that order (KBE).
In October 1986 his and his wife's bodies were found after their joint suicide. The couple had been a member of a local euthanasia society, and although in good health, had prepared for their joint suicide.
- Developments in monetary theory and policies (1971), R. C. Mills memorial lecture; 5 – ISBN 0-424-06260-7
- Governors of the Reserve Bank of Australia/Commonwealth Bank of Australia – The Governors and their Terms
- It's an Honour: CBE
- It's an Honour: KBE
- Michael Laurence, 'Why after 51 years a couple decided to die', Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October 1986.
- 'Bank Knight and Wife Found Dead', The Daily Telegraph, 9 October 1986.
H. C. Coombs
|Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
- History and the Development of Central Banking in Australia 1920–1970, Selwyn Cornish (2007)
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