Geoff Swier

Geoff Swier
focus areas
  • Policy development
  • Commercial analysis, privatisation and due diligence
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Regulatory support
  • Dispute resolution
  • Expert testimony
  • International advisory
education
  • Master of Commerce (Economics), Auckland University

Geoff Swier is an economist and company director with over 25 years’ experience in reform, policy development, regulation and operation in the electricity, gas, water and transport industries in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Geoff was a founding director of farrierswier.

Geoff has an in-depth knowledge of the utility industries in Australia and internationally, and brings strong strategic insights to public policy, regulatory, and commercial issues.

Currently he is a director of Trustpower, Tilt Renewables and Health Purchasing Victoria, and is a member of the National Electricity Market Dispute Resolution Panel.

He was a member of the Australian Energy Regulator and an associate member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (2005-2008) and an economic adviser to the New Zealand Minister of Finance (1984-87).

Geoff was a founding director of farrierswier. He applies his economic expertise to reform, policy development, regulation and operation issues in the electricity, gas, water and transport industries in Austalia, New Zealand and Asia.

Geoff has provided policy and regulatory advice in the energy and water industries in most states of Australia, and in New Zealand. He has worked in energy sector regulation and reform in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and China and been appointed to government expert panels to provide policy advice.

He is regularly appointed as a member of dispute resolution panels and provides expert testimony.

From late 1993 to 1999, Geoff was the deputy project leader for the Victorian electricity and gas reform process with responsibility for the wholesale electricity market transmission, and gas market development.  He subsequently participated in developing and implementing reforms to the Australian national electricity and gas markets.

Other past roles include membership of the ARENA Advisory Panel (2015-2017); director of VENCorp (1999-2001); Victorian representative on the National Grid Management Council (1995); policy director for a board established by the New Zealand Government to oversee the reform of the New Zealand public hospital system (1992-93), and economic adviser to the New Zealand Minister of State Owned Enterprises (1990).

For a full curriculum vitae, please contact Geoff via email.

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