Regulatory policy

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 2014 are:

 

Luigi Carbone (Chair of the NER; Italy

 

Luigi Carbone is a Divisional President of The Supreme Administrative Court of Italy (Consiglio di Stato). In February 2011 he was appointed for seven years as a Commissioner of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity, Gas and Water. In most of his activities, at the national and international level, he has dealt with the topic of regulatory reform. Among his other jobs, he has been Deputy Secretary General of the Italian Prime Minister, Executive Chair of the Regulatory Simplification Unit of the Italian Prime Minister's Office, member of a high-level group of independent experts for regulatory and administrative simplification set up by Confindustria, the main Italian Business Association. Between his other scientific activities, he is lecturer in the Italian (SNA) and the French (ENA) public training institutes, as well as in several Italian Universities and in private institutes. At international level, he is actually Permanent Vice President of MEDREG - The Association of the Mediterranean Regulatory Authorities for energy Indipendent regulators and represents Italy at the High Level Group on Better Regulation of the European Commission and - from 2009 to 2013 – has been member of the Bureau of the Regulatory Policy Committee at the OECD. Among others, he was the Italian member of the "Mandelkern Group on better regulation".

Mark Pearson (Australia)

 

Mark Pearson is the Deputy CEO, Regulation, at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Prior to taking up this role he was the Executive General Manager of the Regulatory Affairs Division and earlier held a similar position in the Enforcement & Compliance Division. Mark was also the General Manager, Mergers & Asset Sales Branch and General Manager of the Gas Group. After several years in the retail sector in the United States Mark held a number of policy related positions in various Commonwealth Government departments, including the Department of Primary Industries and Energy and the Department of Finance. Mr Pearson co-chaired the Cartel Working Group of the International Competition Network (ICN) and was a member of the Merger Working Group that developed the initial best practise recommendations for analysis and notification in regard to mergers adopted by member agencies.  He is a board member of the East Asia Pacific Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (EAPIRF). Mr Pearson has a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters in Accounting.

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.

Jaime Fernando de Melo Baptista
(Portugal)

  

 

Jaime Fernando de Melo Baptista graduated in 1975 in Civil Engineering at the Oporto University (Faculty of Engineering) and specialised in 1976 in Sanitary Engineering at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2003, he is the President of the Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR), in charge of regulating public water supply services, urban wastewater services and municipal waste services. The first part of his career, between 1976 and 2003, was dedicated to research, in the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC). Over the last 30 years, he has held several responsibilities at the International Water Association, both related directly with the association structure but also with the IWSA/IWA Portuguese representation. He is author and co-author of more than 300 technical and scientific papers.

Andy Burgess
(Uniited 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.

 

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