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Senior Consultant

Richard is a Senior Consultant at ECA. He holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Durham.

Richard’s key areas of expertise are in utility regulation, decarbonisation, and energy markets. Regulatory work includes electricity tariff studies, regulatory advice to monopolies, and international reports on the regulation of water, gas, and electricity. Decarbonisation work includes the modelling of coal phaseout and net zero and advice on a battery investment strategy. Energy markets experience includes advice on imbalance settlement period duration and impact assessment of transitioning to competitive wholesale markets. In these projects, Richard has worked with regulators, ministries and private clients in over 20 countries across Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

Before joining ECA, Richard worked in economic research at London School of Economics, the University of Oxford, and University College London. He has also worked at an international engineering company in Friesland, Netherlands.