A photographic portrait of Cherelle Murphy
The macroeconomy is to business what the ocean is to a sailor. One eye must be on prevailing conditions and the other on the horizon to reach the desired destination in the smoothest possible way.

Cherelle Murphy

EY Oceania Chief Economist

Mother of teen twins. Economist. Peddler of my profession, especially to women and girls.

Cherelle is EY Oceania Chief Economist.

Cherelle helps clients to understand and interpret the economic backdrop. She uses her commercial acumen, public sector experience and analytical skills to see through the noise and help identify risks and opportunities that the changing phases of the business cycle bring.

Prior to EY, Cherelle was Chief Economist at Austrade, helping guide Australian Government policy in trade, foreign investment and tourism. Cherelle also spent 15 years at ANZ Bank, having started her career as an economic research analyst at the Reserve Bank of Australia. She also worked as a journalist for the Australian Financial Review.

Cherelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Curtin University and a Master of Population Studies from Australian National University. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of Chief Executive Women.

How Cherelle is building a better working world

“My job is to filter and analyse the economic and markets data, pay attention to new sources of information and overlay it with EY’s observations about where we are in the business cycle, to give our clients timely insights that they otherwise wouldn't be able to access in their busy working days.”

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