Nicki Hutley


Nicki Hutley is a highly experienced economist, with broad-based expertise in both macroeconomics and microeconomic policy, gained over more than three decades in financial and investment markets and in economic consulting.  

After many years in the corporate world, including most recently as a partner with Deloitte Access Economics, Nicki is now an independent economist, advising governments, business and not-for-profits on a wide range of policy issues, but with a focus on social and environmental impact and how these intersect with the economy. She is also a Councillor on the Climate Council.

Other roles include Chief Economic Adviser to the Customer-owned Banking Association and a member of the JANA Investments Sustainability Advisory Committee. Nicki is also passionate about gender equity issues and is an advisory board member for the Financy Women’s Index, which reports on economic progress indicators for women.

Nicki holds an Honours degree in Economics. In 2021, she was elected President of the NSW Branch of the Economics Society of Australia. She is also a Committee member of the Australian Business Economists.

Nicki is a frequent commentator in the media and is a regular guest on The Drum and The Project.

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