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Bureau members of the Network of Economic Regulators

 

A number of delegates of the NER are designated to serve as officers to represent the Network of Economic Regulators. They provide more detailed direction to the OECD Secretariat on issues of management and the planning of the Programme of Work. These representatives are known as "the Bureau".

Bureau members participate in planning meetings with the Secretariat prior to each NER meeting and provide ongoing consultation by telephone and through email and written exchanges.

The members of the Network of Economic Regulators Bureau for 2019 are:

 

Chair
(forthcoming)

 

 

Cristina Cifuentes (Australia)

 

Cristina Cifuentes was appointed a Commissioner of the ACCC in May 2013 for a five year term. Cristina has a breadth of experience in both the public and private sectors across public policy, finance and utility regulation, including positions at the Reserve Bank of Australia, the NSW Treasury and the Australian Securities Commission. She served as the State part-time Member of the Australian Energy Regulator between 2010 and 2013. Cristina was a member of the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal between 1997 and 2006. Cristina is chair of the ACCC’s Communications Committee and the ACCC’s Infrastructure Committee. She oversees the ACCC’s regulatory role in relation to key infrastructure in areas such as telecommunications, wheat ports, rail, and water. She is also the Commonwealth Member of the AER Board which has responsibility for regulating the national electricity and gas markets. Before becoming an ACCC Commissioner, Cristina held a number of directorships including with the Hunter Water Corporation and First State Super Trustee Corporation.Cristina holds a first class honours degree in Law and a degree in Economics.

Anne Yvrande-Billon
(France)

Anne Yvrande-Billon

 

Anne Yvrande-Billon was appointed Vice President of the French Rail and Road Regulatory Body (ARAFER) in November 2014. Since April 2017, she sits on the French Ethics Commission for railways, and is the President of the “Club des Régulateurs” (Paris-Dauphine Foundation) since July 2017. She worked previously at the French Competition Authority (2011-2014), first as a senior economist, and then as the deputy chair of the Mergers Unit. Prior to joining the French Competition Authority, she worked at the French Council of Economic Analysis, an independent advisory body reporting to the Prime minister. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris Sorbonne where she is Associate Professor in Economics since 2003. Her research and publications are mostly in the fields of economics of contracts and regulation of utilities, with a particular interest in the public transport sector. Anne Yvrande-Billon was awarded the rank of Knight in the National Order of Merit in May 2016.

Dr. Annegret Groebel (Germany)

 

Dr. Annegret Groebel has held the post of Head of Section "International Co-ordination", in the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post since 2001 and was promoted Head of Department International Relations/Postal Regulation in 2009. She also holds key positions at the Independent Regulators Group (IRG). She is actively involved in the work of the European Regulators Group (ERG) and of the newly created Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). She is responsible for all contacts to other European and non-European regulatory bodies as well as for the contacts with the European Commission, including CEER, ACER in the energy field, ERG-Post and IRG Railways. In March 2012, she was appointed Vice-President of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). and became the alternate member of the ACER Board of Regulators representing BNetzA at the BoR Plenary meetings. Since August 2013 she is co-chairing the Market Integrity and Transparency Working Groups of ACER and CEER. In November 2013 she was appointed to be a member of the NER Bureau supporting the NER Chair Luigi Carbone (AEEG). Dr. Groebel has worked for the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post since 1997 (renamed in 2005 to Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway). She has expertise in the European regulatory framework for electronic communications and implementation, as well as the regulatory framework for the internal energy market and is lecturing at universities in Germany, the FSR in Italy, and Switzerland. She has advised public authorities on regulatory reform and sector specific regulation. She is an economist by training.

Andrea Camanzi 
(Italy)

Andrea Camanzi

 

Andrea Camanzi has been appointed first President of the Italian Transport Regulation Authority (ART) in July 2013. In this capacity, in 2018 he chaired IRG-Rail, the European network of independent rail regulators. Before his designation as President of ART, he was a member of the Board of the Italian Authority then in charge of the surveillance over public contracts (2007-2013). Earlier still he had been an executive in the private sector, where he developed his expertise in the area of the economic regulation of public services, acquired a direct knowledge of the issues and dynamics of newly liberalized markets and experienced how companies adapt their industrial strategies to new institutional set-ups. He was Vice-president for public and economic affairs and Executive Vice-President for domestic and worldwide competition and regulatory affairs in the Telecom Italia group (1999-2006), a member of the Board of the telecom company TIM (1999-2001), Senior Vice-President for Legal, Institutional and Regulatory Affairs of the Olivetti Group (1996-1999) and Vice-president for European Affairs of the Olivetti Group (1992-1996). He chaired the Information, Communication and Computer Policy Group of the BIAC group (2003-2006). Andrea Camanzi received a degree in Economics cum laude from the University of Bologna in 1973.

Ana Barreto Albuquerque 
(Portugal)

Ana Barreto Albuquerque

 

Ana Barreto Albuquerque is Member of the Board of the Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR), responsible for the areas of economic regulation and corporate services (administrative and financial). She holds a degree in Economics from Católica Lisbon University and an MBA from Nova University. Ana was Credit Analyst in the Departments of Large Companies of Banco de Fomento and of Banco BPI, Senior Consultant at Arthur D.Little, Sub Director of the Strategic Planning & Business Development Department at José de Mello Group and General Manager of the Strategic Planning & Business Development at EFACEC. She was Lecturer in Statistics and Introduction to Economics, at the Católica Lisbon Business & Economics University, and in Organization Theory and Total Quality Management, at the Nova School of Business & Economics (Lisbon). In the academic context, Ana was also Program Manager of the Master's in Finance from Nova School of Business & Economics. Previously to her current role, she was the Executive Director of Nova Finance Center, a Knowledge Center for research, training and services of Nova School of Business and Economics, she collaborated in the Nova’s new campus project, and has also guided several students Masters’ thesis (from the CEMS MIM and Master in Finance Programs).

Andy Burgess
(United Kingdom)

 

Andy Burgess works across Ofgem’s two network divisions and brings together policy thinking across the different types of energy networks – transmission and distribution in both electricity and gas. He is particularly involved on the distribution side in developing thinking on smarter grids, network innovation connections and stakeholder engagement on gas transmission policy and charging. He is Co-Chair of the CEER (European Regulators) Smart Grids Co-ordination Group. Until October 2011, Andy was Head of Enforcement and Competition Policy at Ofgem, leading on Ofgem’s approach to use of the range of its enforcement powers – under competition law, consumer protection legislation, and sectoral legislation. He joined Ofgem in 2008 from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), where he was Head of Network Regulation, and interim Deputy Director of Industry Monitoring and Analysis. Andy had previously held a number of posts at ORR, including leading on European Policy and developing ORR’s strategy and corporate planning and managing regulatory oversight of commercial access contracts for rail infrastructure.

Alan Sutherland 
(United Kingdom)

Alan Sutherland

 

Alan has been Chief Executive of the Water Industry Commission for Scotland since its establishment in 2005. Before then he was the Water Industry Commissioner, a role he took up in 1999. Over the past decade the water industry in Scotland has become much more efficient and performance standards have improved markedly. Retail competition was introduced in 2008, and this is now delivering substantial benefits for customers and the environment. Alan has extensive experience in management consultancy and in the investment banking industry. He was formerly a management consultant with Bain and Company and before that a Manager with Robert Fleming and Co. More recently he was Managing Director of Wolverine CIS Ltd. Alan has an MBA and MA from Pennsylvania University and an MA (Hons) from St Andrews University.

 

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