Claire integrates her passion for economics with a solution-orientated approach to deliver high quality results. She frequently works on policy and regulatory matters and also applies her attention to detail and rigorous analytical style to various projects in finance, competition and legal proceedings.
Claire utilises her familiarity with both Commonwealth and state-based energy policy and regulatory frameworks to provide insightful analysis and advice. She frequently supports energy network businesses on projects relating to the National Electricity Market (NEM), in both investments that they are undertaking, or concerns around the Rules and guidelines. Claire has undertaken significant research on policies regulation relating to renewable energy zones (REZs) and is interested in the decarbonisation of Australia’s energy industry. Her work experience includes assisting in the design of a framework to incentivise companies such as aluminium or hydrogen producers to locate in REZs. Claire has also worked in infrastructure regulation more broadly and is familiar with issues relating to transport and water businesses.
Claire has supported high-stakes decision making for both mergers and arbitration cases. Her analysis, particularly on the substitutability of products, has supported merger notifications to the ACCC and Commerce Commission. She has also supported the development of an expert report on economic factors affecting the remuneration of rail employees, which was used in an arbitration at the Fair Work Commission.
Claire’s experience working on business cases and cost-benefit analyses extends to helping manage the successful delivery of a business case required at short notice and assisting CBA development by providing modelling design support and undertaking extensive stakeholder consultation.
Claire joined our team following the completion of her Bachelor and Master of Economics at the University of Otago. Her dissertation included the application of an emerging methodology for optimising multi-criteria decision making, known as Potentially All Pairwise Rankings of All Possible Alternatives method (PAPRIKA).
Claire has previously completed internships at EY and AG Consulting, as well as held research and teaching positions during her time at university.
Intern, A G Consulting
Research Assistant, University of Otago
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago
Consulting Intern, EY
Economics Tutor, University of Otago
Master of Economics, University of Otago