John is a regulatory economist with over two decades’ experience in public policy and energy markets.
John has previously held roles at New Zealand Treasury, the Ministry for Economic Development, the electricity market operator (the Marketplace Company) and Genesis Energy.
John specialises in energy and climate change policy and its implications for business.
He was a member of the Treasury-led Emissions Trading Stationary Energy and Industrial Process Technical Advisory Group, the Ministry for the Environment Electricity Allocation Factor contact group, and a member of the New Zealand official delegation to the last three international climate change negotiations. He is currently a member of the Electricity Authority’s Wholesale Advisory Group.
John has a BA (Hons) degree in Economic History, a BCA in Economics and a Diploma in Accountancy.