2010, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: Donald Sanders interviewed by Peter Donovan in the Australian finance sector oral history project [sound recording]. Sanders, Don. (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 5 sound files (ca. 446 min.)
Published
  • 2010.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Donald Sanders interviewed by Peter Donovan in the Australian finance sector oral history project.
Creator
  • Sanders, Don. (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Donovan, P. F. (Peter Francis), 1945- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2010.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 5 sound files (ca. 446 min.)
Series
Part Of
  • Australian finance sector oral history project
Subjects
Summary
  • Donald Sanders talks about his family background; his brother and childhood; the mining community and the WWII period at Keiraville; family religion; his school experiences; joining the Commonwealth Bank; gender roles in the Bank in 1940s; his commitment to a banking career and university; university life immediately post-war from 1946; mixing university and work life; his wife’s background; his career progress in the Commonwealth Bank; relationship of Commonwealth Bank to other banks; his transfer to Treasury and role; relationship between Treasury and central bank operations of the Commonwealth Bank; his return to the Economics Department; Dr H.C. 'Nugget' Coombs; bank nationalisation; banking relations with Asia; the London School of Economics; secondment to the Bank of England; return to Australia to the Reserve Bank as an economist; his career progression in the Reserve Bank; lecturing at the Asian Institute for Economic Planning and Development, Chulalongkorn University; secondment to Washington for three months.
  • Sanders discusses his appointment as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank; Whitlam Government; the Loans Affair; the Campbell Committee; award of Companion of Order of the Bath; financial deregulation; floating the Australian Dollar; entry of foreign banks to Australia; deregulation and non-banking financial institutions; his resignation as Deputy Governor; joining the Commonwealth Bank as chief executive; superannuation implications; Commonwealth Bank culture; progress of deregulation; impending competition with privatisation; the share market crash (1987) and availability of finance; new initiatives and acquisitions; exploring overseas acquisitions; acquisition of the State Bank of Victoria; privatisation of the Commonwealth Bank; marketing campaigns; his retirement and succession at the Commonwealth Bank; the Australian Chamber Orchestra; his retirement and company directorships; the receipt of the AO on Australia Day 1994; the careers of his five children; his interests outside banking; technological change; the branch network; the status of bank managers; roles of advisers and mentors; relations with federal Treasurers and others.
Notes
  • Recorded on 15-16 March 2010 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.
  • Digital master available ; National Library of Australia ; nla.obj-213658277.
  • Portraits of Donald Sanders during an oral history interview by Peter Donovan at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, 15 March 2010 located at National Library of Australia, Pictures collection PIC Online access #NL40210
Numbering Note
  • Timed summary (9 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 143 leaves)
Access Conditions
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Language
  • English
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