Geoff Swier is an economist with over 30 years’ experience in reform, policy development, regulation and operation in the electricity, gas, water and transport industries in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, and was a founding director of farrierswier. Geoff has provided policy and regulatory advice in the energy and water industries in most states of Australia, and in New Zealand. He is regularly appointed as a member of dispute resolution panels and provides expert testimony.
From late 1993 to 1999, Geoff was the deputy project leader for the Victorian electricity and gas reform process with responsibility for the wholesale electricity market transmission, and gas market development. He subsequently participated in developing and implementing reforms to the Australian national electricity and gas markets. He has worked in energy sector regulation and reform in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and China and been appointed to government expert panels to provide policy advice.
Currently he is a member of the National Electricity Market Dispute Resolution Panel.
Previously he has been a director of Tilt Renewables, Trustpower, Health Purchasing Victoria and VENCorp; and a member of the Australian Energy Regulator, and associate member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Other past roles include: economic adviser to the New Zealand Minister of Finance; Victorian representative on the National Grid Management Council; policy director for a board established by the New Zealand Government to oversee the reform of the New Zealand public hospital system; and economic adviser to the New Zealand Minister of State Owned Enterprises.