areas of expertise
- Economic regulation
- Financial and economic analysis and modelling
- Corporate finance
- Regulatory reform and policy development
- Specialist transaction support
- Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University of Wellington
- Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance), Victoria University of Wellington
- Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours, Victoria University of Wellington
- Chartered Financial Analyst
- Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Member, New Zealand Institute of Directors
Eli Grace-Webb is an experienced economist who specialises in infrastructure economics. Qualified in law, economics and finance, Eli has diverse experience across electricity, water and gas networks, port, road and other infrastructure, and primary sector industries.
Eli joined farrierswier in 2016, having previously led the economic regulation function within Jemena, where he delivered critical leadership, management expertise and advice across on a variety of regulatory and commercial matters, including cost recovery, rate of return, expenditure forecasting, regulatory depreciation, and pricing. Key projects included five yearly price reviews of Jemena’s gas and electricity distribution networks, business case reviews, and transaction support. He also led Energy Networks Australia’s(ENA’s) rate of return strategy working group and was a member of the regulatory affairs committee.
Eli brings broad economic and financial expertise to economic regulation, policy development and corporate and commerical strategy. His experience spans electricity, gas, water and other infrastructure industries in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Over the past 15 years, Eli has applied his knowledge of economics, finance, regulation and commercial strategy to advise clients across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He is recognised for his ability to apply economic and financial tools to complex regulatory and commercial problems, including on stakeholder engagement, rate of return, cost of service and tariff modelling, and incentive design.
Eli also understands that the regulatory and policy context continues to evolve and that stakeholders have different experiences and expectations from it. He has worked closely with businesses, industry associations, governments, regulators, non-government organisations, and consumer organisations to provide targeted solutions.
Prior to Jemena, Eli worked for EDF Energy in the UK, Castalia Strategic Advisors in NZ, and the NZ Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation. Eli is currently a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Melbourne, the New Zealand Institute of Directors and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
For a full curriculum vitae, please contact Eli via email. Eli is sub-contracted to farrierswier.