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 2017 are:


Jean-Yves Ollier 
(Chair, France)

Jean-Yves Ollier


Jean-Yves Ollier is the director general of the commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE), the French energy regulator, since 2011. He also chairs the board of the Club des régulateurs, a cross-sectoral forum of French regulatory authorities. He previously headed the public and environmental law practice of an international law firm in Paris, working on regulatory matters in the sectors of telecommunications, media, transports and energy. Between 1999 and 2001, he was deputy head of the trade office of the permanent representation of France to the European Union in Brussels, where he focused on WTO matters and on trade agreements. He began his career in 1995 as a member of Conseil d’Etat, the French supreme administrative court, which also provides advisory opinions to the government on draft legislation and regulation. Between 1997 and 1999, he was secretary general of the commission pour la transparence financière de la vie politique, an independent authority in charge of collecting and controlling the declaration of assets of elected officials and of heads of State-owned companies. He contributed to public reports on the transparency of public administration and on the reform of data protection law, and to the working group of Institut Montaigne, a think tank, on European regulation. He graduated from Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Sciences Po, and Ecole Normale Supérieure and holds a MA in history.

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.

Ms. Josée Touchette (Canada)

Josée Touchette


Josée Touchette took up her duties as a member on the Bureau of the Network of Economic Regulators (NER) on 4 November 2015. In serving on the Bureau, Ms. Touchette brings a wealth of senior-level public sector experience from a career spanning nearly 30 years with the Canadian federal government. As the NER is a platform to help countries adapt regulatory policies, she welcomes the opportunities to learn from other’s experience as well as sharing specific examples from her current role as the Chief Operating Officer for Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB). At the NEB, Ms. Touchette is the highest-level public servant, responsible the readiness of the NEB on all levels to move forward in a fiscally responsible manner.  Ms. Touchette also has extensive experience in international fora, having served as Vice-President at the Canadian International Development Agency and as Assistant Deputy Minister for Public Affairs at the Department of National Defence. As a lawyer and Chartered Professional Accountant, she is an accomplished professional with a well proven record of leadership and collaboration, whose experiences have made her an invaluable addition to the Bureau. She is proud to be the voice of Canada in the NER.

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.

Alberto Biancardi 

Alberto Biancardi


Alberto Biancardi is a Commissioner of AEEGSI (the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water) and President of WAREG (the Network of European Water Regulators). He graduated from the Milan “L. Bocconi” University with a degree in Economic and Social Studies. As an economist, he served with the following institutions: AGCM (the Italian Antitrust Authority), the Italian Electricity and Gas Regulatory Authority, the Single Buyer (Acquirente Unico Spa), the Ministry for Industry and the Italian Prime Minister’s Office. In the latter institution, he coordinated the NARS (the counselling unit operating with the Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning, or ‘CIPE’, on the regulatory themes related to network-infrastructure services). He also worked for Eni and Enel (as the President’s assistant). From March 2007 to the current position, he served as: Director General of the Equalisation Fund for the Electricity Sector (CCSE); untenured Professor at the Genoa University, and Energy and Infrastructure Area Manager with AREL (Centre for Studies, Research and Legislation). Alberto Biancardi is the author of numerous publications on public services and economic regulation.

Jesus Serrano Landeros

Jesus Serrano Landeros


Jesus Serrano Landeros is a Mechanical & Electrical Engineer by the National Autonomous University of Mexico; Master in Business and Administration from the Center for Advanced Studies in Management; Master in Economics from The College of Mexico and the Master in International and Development Economics from Yale University. He studied a PhD in Economics from Boston University. Jesus was appointed by the Senate as a Commissioner for the Energy Regulatory Commission on September 18th, 2014, for a period ending in December 2018. In his career he worked as Resident and Project Engineer at Luz y Fuerza del Centro, from 1988 to 1992; Assistant Director of Financial Institutions Supervision in the National Banking and Securities Commission from 2001 to 2002; Director of Economic Policy, from 2002 to 2006, and  Deputy General Director of Public Policy Analysis, from 2007 to 2010, in the Economic Planning Unit of the Ministry of Finance; General Director of Heavy and High Technology Industries in the Ministry of Economy, from 2010 to 2013; Manager of Analysis of Public Finance at the Bank of Mexico, from 2013 to March 2014. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, he worked as General Director of Generation, Transmission and Transformation of Electric Power in the Ministry of Energy. In academia, he has taught subjects like Mechanics of Materials, Mechanics and Economic Assessment Techniques in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), ENEP Aragon; Advanced Mathematics for Economics at UNAM and  Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Banking and Financial Institutions at Boston University. In addition, the Commissioner Serrano has taught in different subjects of Macro and Microeconomics, and Industrial Organization at El Colegio de Mexico and The Monterrey Institute of Technology.

Ana Barreto Albuquerque 

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.


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