Nicki Hutley

Nicki Hutley is a highly experienced economist with broad-based expertise gained over three decades of practice in financial and investment markets and in economic consulting. Her research has covered areas from housing affordability to modern slavery, to climate change to gender equity, and Indigenous affairs.

Nicki works with government, private and third sector clients across Australia to provide an evidence base for current and proposed projects, policies and programs, using triple bottom line and strategic analysis. She has extensive experience gained from working both in and for the private sector and government, including as a partner with Deloitte Access Economics.

Nicki’s work has a strong theme of social impact. She has been involved in the design and evaluation of social impact bonds and payments-for-outcomes programs. She has been at the forefront of developing an economic framework for quantifying social outcomes in a rigorous and robust framework that is acceptable to Treasury departments and investors alike.

Her evaluation and impact work has covered programs such as the Community Development Program, the Growth Areas Infrastructure program (Victoria), NSW Ability Links, Newpin child restoration program, Last Days of Life palliative care initiative, a proposed AOD facility, and a NSW government energy efficiency initiative for low-income households.

Nicki is the president of the Economics Society of Australia (NSW Branch) and the executive of the Australian Business Economists, a board member for One Million Women and an advisory board member for the Finance Women’s Economic Index.

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