Assistant Governor (Economic) Sarah Hunter

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Sarah Hunter is the Chief Economist and Assistant Governor (Economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia, a position she has held since January 2024. In this role, 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.

Before joining the Bank, Sarah was the Head of Macroeconomic Conditions at the Commonwealth Treasury, where she oversaw the analysis of current conditions and economic forecasts and advised the Government on a broad range of economic and policy issues. Prior to that, she helped establish the Americas, Asia Pacific and Australian offices at Oxford Economics, progressing to the role of Chief Economist in Sydney, and was a Partner at KPMG in the Economics and Tax Centre.

Sarah holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, a Masters in Economics degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Cambridge.

Education University of Cambridge (BA, Economics 2002)
London School of Economics (MSc, 2006)
University of Oxford (DPhil 2010)
2009–2010 University of Oxford – College Lecturer, Worcester College
2010–18 Oxford Economics – various roles
2018–22 BIS Oxford Economics – Chief Economist
2022–23 KPMG – Partner
2023–24 Commonwealth Treasury – Head of Macroeconomic Conditions Division