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Adrian Kemp

Adrian Kemp, Partner

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Foremost in the practical application of economics and use of technology to solve complex problems facing markets, businesses and governments.

Adrian’s expertise derives from his depth of understanding and experience in the energy, water and transport industries, exceptional analytical skills, and his enthusiasm for developing innovative and practicable solutions to complex problems. At the forefront of his profession, Adrian regularly advises governments, regulatory agencies and businesses on high stakes matters that are often the focus of public attention.

Highlights from Adrian’s twenty year career include the development of innovative metrics to monitor road safety, speed performance and reliability using GPS-probe data to inform road infrastructure planning and investment decision making. Adrian also led the development of an innovative regulatory framework governing the pricing of services provided at the Port of Melbourne.

Adrian has shaped significant reforms to pricing in the electricity sector and to the regulatory arrangements applying to the water, energy and road infrastructure sectors. Adrian is often at the forefront of structural and regulatory reform processes, and in charting market developments in the infrastructure sector. Often, he is leading the way in rethinking how emerging disruptive technologies can be harnessed to improve the performance of critical industry sectors.

Most recently, Adrian has spearheaded the proof of concept for a blockchain-based information sharing platform for the Australian criminal intelligence sector – set to revolutionise how organisations share, control and collaborate through the use of sensitive information.

Career path

  • 1997

    Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia

  • 2001

    Masters of Economics, Australian National University

  • 1998 – 2002

    Program Manager, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • 2002 – 2005

    Acting Director, Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal

  • 2013

    Member of Economics Advisory Board, Macquarie University

  • 2013 – 2014

    Member of the Australian Energy Regulator’s Consumer Challenge Panel

  • 2005 – 2014

    Director of NERA Economic Consulting

  • 2014

    Partner, HoustonKemp

  • 2016-2019

    Board Member, Economics Society of Singapore