Pip Freebairn joined the Australian Bankers Association as Associate Director, Economics and Industry Policy in April 2016 covering economics and emerging financial technologies. Pip provides analysis, advice and advocacy for the banking industry and contributes to the development of public policy on banking and other financial services. She has broad experience covering economics and public policy, including as an economist for the Reserve Bank and Macquarie Bank, as a journalist at the Australian Financial Review in the Canberra Press Gallery, as well as advising a Federal Treasurer. She has a first-class honours degree in Economics and an Arts degree from UNSW, and journalism degree from UTS. Pip also serves as the NSW Chair of the Women in Economics Network and sits on the national committee of the WEN.