Media Release Appointment of Chief Economist

Photograph of Sarah Hunter Sarah Hunter has been appointed as the Chief Economist and Assistant Governor (Economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia. In this role, Sarah will lead the Bank’s Economic Group which comprises Economic Analysis and Economic Research.

Sarah has a background in academia, consulting and public service, including in senior executive roles.

Sarah helped establish the Americas, Asia Pacific and Australian offices at Oxford Economics, progressing to the role of Chief Economist in Sydney. Sarah was a Partner at KPMG in the Economics and Tax Centre before joining the Commonwealth Treasury as the Head of Macroeconomic Conditions. In her current role at Treasury, she oversees the analysis of current conditions and economic forecasts, advising the Government on a broad range of economic and policy issues. Sarah holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) from the University of Oxford.

The Governor, Michele Bullock said: ‘I am delighted that Sarah will be joining us. She will bring a unique and diverse perspective to the Bank and the leadership team.’

On her appointment, Sarah Hunter said: ‘I am honoured and privileged to be joining the RBA. I am very much looking forward to working with the Governor, the leadership team and the RBA’s highly skilled and expert staff to serve all Australians.’

Sarah will commence on 29 January 2024.


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