Brody is an Australian with a passion for economics and public policy and their intersection with political ideology and decision-making. Completing a B.A. in his hometown of Melbourne, his studies covered a combination of economics, English literature and political science - a somewhat eclectic mix of disciplines which allowed him to explore how economic, political and cultural changes can intersect. While completing his degree, he interned with the Grattan Institute - Australia’s foremost independent public policy think tank - and later worked as an adviser to a member of the Victorian State Parliament, focusing on community organising and education and public transport policy issues. He also worked as a writer for the Economics Student Society of Australia and held a number of student leadership positions. After graduating, Brody joined the Australian Treasury in Canberra where he worked for more than three years across issues such as budget policy and fiscal forecasting, retirement income policy and taxation, and consumer law. In 2017, he spent 12 months as one of only two direct advisers to the Secretary to the Treasury, responsible for all economic and policy briefing, speech writing, and strategic advice on public sector management issues. Most recently, Brody worked as executive officer to the Treasury’s Head of Macroeconomic Conditions.