Star ANZ economist Jo Masters is leaving the bank to join EY

SuppliedJoanne Masters, who is leaving ANZ Bank to join EY.

ANZ’s Joanne Masters is leaving the bank to join EY Oceania as chief economist.

Masters was a high-profile senior economist at ANZ, and oversaw significant elements of the bank’s domestic forecasting output, including on inflation trends, developments in the retail industry, and the property market.

She co-authored the report last November which forecast a 15-20% fall in Sydney and Melbourne property prices in the current downturn, dropping the bank’s previous prediction of RBA interest rate increases to start this year.

Previously a currency strategist at Macquarie, Masters is on the Advisory Committee for the Financy Women’s Index and teaches economics to members of the accelerator program for female entrepreneurs, SheStarts. Masters has been a regular guest on Business Insider’s Devils and Details markets and economics podcast.

“I’m excited to be joining EY which has the expertise, reputation and resources to make a meaningful contribution to the economic debate,” Masters said.

“I’m looking forward to bringing the macro economy into business conversations for EY’s people and clients. I truly believe that can help to build a better working world.”

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