Chris leads Ofgem’s work on core and emerging policy, dealing with the state of current market arrangements and any potential barriers to new emerging technologies and business models. This includes the key areas of electric vehicles, energy storage and local energy.

Prior to this role, he was head of gas systems at Ofgem leading on gas transmission and distribution policy and representing Ofgem at ACER (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) and CEER (Council of European Energy Regulators) on gas issues including interconnectors and storage.

Before joining Ofgem in 2016, Chris worked at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) where he worked in market performance, assessing the role and efficiency of the gas and electricity markets in Australia. He also supervised joint research projects into the potential impact of the developing solar / battery residential market and option value of retiring generation plant.

Prior to AEMO, Chris worked in consulting for over 10 years, on a range of projects in the government, energy, transport and telecoms sectors. Chris has qualifications in mathematics, engineering and economics, and is a qualified Chartered Engineer.