Professor Rodney Maddock was a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at Victoria University from 2012-2022, and continues to contribute towards VU as an Adjunct Professor with the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. 

Rod is currently President of the Economic Society of Australia’s Victorian Branch. In the decade up to 2012 he was a senior executive at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Earlier roles included Chief Economist for the Business Council of Australia and Head of Economic Policy in the Victorian Cabinet Office. He was also a Professor and Head of School of Business at La Trobe University.

He has a distinguished academic record with extensive academic publications and experience working in a number of countries. His main books include Rational Expectations, The Australian Economy in the Long Run, and Unlocking the Infrastructure. His ongoing research is in the areas of finance and Australian economic development.

In his role as adjunct, he contributes thought leadership in areas of strategic importance for the University. He focuses particularly in research and knowledge exchange in the areas of economic, industry and social analysis, providing expertise and advice to projects and programs associated with the distinctive specialisation in financial services.