John is a specialist in energy and utility economics with over 25 years experience in energy for both the Government and private sectors. He is widely recognised as a leading adviser to the electricity industry in New Zealand and has also undertaken numerous energy consulting assignments in Australia.
John has specific expertise in the analytic techniques of hydro/thermal power system modelling, system security analysis, operation and planning. He also has an extensive background in the theory and practice of electricity and transmission
spot pricing, and the economics of energy companies.
John was Senior Economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research for over 10 years. In 1998 he joined Morrison & Co, the management arm of utility investor Infratil, where he advised on energy asset valuation and due diligence, competition analysis, regulatory reform and energy market design in the NZ and Australian markets. John now works with Concept as an Associate on a variety of projects. John has a BSc in Physics and Mathematics, and has a Diploma in Statistics and Operations Research.