Chris specialises in the economics of regulation and regulatory finance. Since joining Oxera in 2011, he has advised clients on numerous aspects of regulation, including market power assessments, customer engagement, capital expenditure, efficiency, the cost of capital, financeability, cost allocation, regulatory risk, incentive frameworks and outperformance sharing.
Chris has provided support on regulatory and strategic issues to clients in the air traffic control, airport, energy, rail, road, telecoms, and water sectors. He has direct experience of working in Planning and Regulation teams and providing executive-level advice on regulatory strategy. He was seconded into NATS En Route Ltd (NERL) to provide day-to-day support during its appeal of its RP3 price control (2020–24) to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Before this, he undertook secondments at a regulatory authority (NHS Improvement) and a regulated company (Dublin Airport).
Chris coordinates Oxera’s Regulation and Market Design Centre of Excellence and is the course lead for Oxera’s biannual Utility Regulation courses, on which he regularly presents a number of sessions. He has published research papers on the regulation of highways companies across Europe, and approaches to funding and regulating capital expenditure.
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