Assistant Governor (Economic) Luci Ellis

Photograph of Luci Ellis

Luci Ellis is the Assistant Governor (Economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia, a position she has held since December 2016. She is responsible for the Bank's Economic Analysis and Economic Research departments and is the chief economic advisor to the Governor and the Board. She also chairs the Bank committee responsible for its data strategy and is the executive sponsor of the Bank's Business Analysts Community, its Mathematica Users Community and its LGBTI+ allies employee resource group. Luci has been a member of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council since November 2015.

Prior to holding this role, Luci was Head of Financial Stability Department for eight years. She has also served as a Deputy Head of Economic Analysis Department and spent almost two years on secondment at the Bank for International Settlements.

Luci holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, a Masters in Economics degree from the Australian National University and a first-class Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne.

Education University of Melbourne (BComm Hons 1990)
Australian National University (MEc 1995)
University of New South Wales (PhD 2003)
1991–1998 Reserve Bank of Australia; positions in Economic Analysis, Economic Research and Payments Policy Departments
1999–2000 Head of Section, Economic Analysis Department
2000–03 Senior Research Manager, Economic Research Department
2003–06 Deputy Head of Economic Analysis Department
2007–08 Bank for International Settlements
2008–16 Head of Financial Stability Department