NineSquared consultants bring strong, practical experience to the analysis and design of public policy – both as advisers and as practitioners at both the State and Federal government levels. We utilise economic principles to provide a framework for thinking about regulatory design and regulatory analysis including consideration of issues such as market failure, externalities, public goods, the impact on economic efficiency of different financing methods as well as consideration of the distributional effects of policy initiatives.
In previous roles, we have undertaken a range of regulatory reviews and regulatory impact assessments investigating the economic effects of taxi regulation, bus contracting, airport regulation and infrastructure access arrangements.
Policy development and project management
We have practical experience in managing the progress of policy initiatives through the approval process. Collectively, NineSquared staff have more than 60 years experience working in government and can undertake a number of roles working with Departments on the development and approval of policy initiatives. These roles include development of policy initiatives, project management, drafting of approval documents and stakeholder strategy development.
Please contact one of our experts for more information on our capabilities and experience.
Robin Barlow – Director. Robin has more than 20 years experience working in the transport sector and in government. He has worked for the Commonwealth government as an economist at the Industry Commission and for the Queensland Government where he held a number of senior positions within TransLink.
Ken Sedgwick– Director. Ken specialises in public policy, economics, regulation and project assessment. He has extensive experience in the reform and performance assessment of government businesses and agencies, including departments and government owned corporations. He has analysed and advised on issues across many sectors, with recent prominence in the water sector.
Tom Frost – Director. Tom is an economist who has been consulting to industry and government for almost 20 years. He has extensive experience in the provision of regulatory and economic advice to clients. He has provided advice to clients across Australia and internationally regarding investment in transport infrastructure.
Ben Ellis – Director. Ben is an economist specialising in transport, infrastructure and government advisory. Ben holds a Master of Economics degree in transport economics and has more than 10 years experience in economic advisory.
Richard Steer – Manager. Richard is an experienced manager with experience in program and project management, contract management and finance. He has undertaken a number of senior roles in the public sector and for government owned corporations, including a number of senior contract and organisational transformation roles.
A selection of recent projects is shown below: