David advises our clients in the National Government Services sector. He has led the research elements on a wide range of education, training and labour market evaluation assignments for Government departments and agencies in the UK and Ireland. Currently, David is leading a major piece of work for the UK's Department for International Development on girls' education.
David has a PhD in economics and statistics from Warwick University, and has published widely on a range of policy and evaluation issues.
Luisa has over fifteen years’ economic consulting experience and specialises in competition policy. She has particular expertise in the application of economics and econometrics to complex merger and antitrust questions. Before entering consulting Luisa held academic positions at the University of Cambridge and at the London Business School following her PhD in Economics from Warwick University. She is a Senior Member of Robinson College, Cambridge.
Luisa has advised on regulation and competition policy matters and has given expert evidence on a number of high-profile cases before several competition authorities including the European Commission, the Italian, UK, Indian, South African and Singaporean authorities.
Mark leads much of our impact assessment work, supporting clients in both the public and private sector to appraise and evaluate their economic, fiscal, social and environmental contribution. He has over 35 years experience working across sectors within the UK as well as internationally. His work has spanned the assessment of the impact government policies and programmes, including regulation and major capital projects He has also worked with businesses operating a wide variety of sectors from travel and tourism to mining and from healthcare to technology based businesses, including media.
Dan helps government and public sector clients develop and implement their reform strategies. His current focus is health, working with NHS commissioners on the delivery of major reforms to the commissioning of health services. He is also leading PwC's work on market reform; helping clients to benefit from insights about how to improve the ways markets work across a range of regulated sectors.
In his career at PwC, Dan has advised clients on reforms in many key sectors - always with the aim of improving outcomes for the public - including education, welfare, criminal justice, local government, policing and now health. Dan joined PwC in 2001 having worked in both central and local government policy making roles.
Stuart Cook is our head of utility strategy and regulation. He advises power and utility clients on strategic and regulatory issues, and on adapting their operations to emerging challenges in the industry.
Stuart has worked in the power and utilities industry for 23 years and is a former member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, on which he served from 2010. Whilst with Ofgem, Stuart was Senior Partner, Smarter Grids and Governance and was responsible for transmission and distribution network policy. More recently, he served as managing director, Ofgem E-Serve and IT.
Before joining Ofgem, Stuart worked as a consultant and advised leading international utilities clients on strategy, regulation and the delivery of organisation change.
Nick specialises in economic and financial analysis in competition, regulatory, valuation, strategy and public policy assignments. His expertise lies in financial economics and understanding the cost of capital, risk and profitability, analysing the cost, benefits and overall impact of banking reform, credit pricing and supply of lending to businesses.
Nick has recently worked with large retail and consumer banks to conduct an impact analysis of banking regulatory reform, to dispute a quantification of cost of equity and to provide international cost of capital rates.
Daniel leads our Strategy, Economics and Policy work in the Transport sector. He is leading our advice on the economic appraisal of a number of major road projects, he led much of our advice to the Airports Commission and Department for Transport (DfT) on runway capacity, and is advising on a number of other projects in the area of Total Appraisal.
He is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel to High Speed 2. He was one of the principal architects of the regulatory framework for High Speed 1 and is advising on the regulation of, and access charge framework for, Crossrail. He directed our advice during the public inquiry of Dover Harbour Board’s ferry pricing.
Daniel also has extensive experience on competition, regulation and disputes more generally. He directed our firm’s response to the Competition Commission investigation into the supply, he advised one the main banks during the OFT's investigation and high court case on unauthorised overdraft charges, and has advised clients in most other sectors (including card payment networks, automotive, telecoms, electricity and water). He is a former Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute and international civil servant at the Caribbean Development Bank in Barbados. He holds degrees in Economics from the Universities of Warwick and Bristol.
Michael is a Director in our Telecoms Strategy and Economics team based in London. He is an economist by background and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. Over the last 15 years, Michael’s principal area of focus has been on telecoms regulation. He works with clients to advise them on sector policy and regulatory framework design, competition analysis and formulation of remedies, price regulation and pricing strategy and efficiency analysis.
Michael is a recognised expert in his field and a regular speaker at regulatory conferences. He has advised clients including fixed and mobile operators as well as governments and regulators in over 30 countries.
John Hawksworth is an economist who specialises in macroeconomics and public policy issues. He is Chief Economist in PwC’s UK firm and editor of our Economic Outlook and World in 2050 reports. He has played a leading role in our economic research on global megatrends, labour markets, housing, pensions and ageing populations, and the public finances. He has carried out economic consultancy assignments for a wide range of public and private sector organisations over the past 25 years in both the UK and overseas.
Michael focuses on resolving issues in the public sector, education, training, and international development. He has recently led on the design of our Professional Services Higher Apprenticeships programme. Currently, he is at the heart of our work on Employer Ownership of Skills that involves us taking a lead on workforce developments and skills requirements for the wider professional and business services sector.Michael has led numerous strategic research, policy and delivery assignments for most government departments and agencies in Northern Ireland and the UK. These include projects aimed at establishing the linkages between public buildings and the performance of those occupying them: reviews of leadership strategies across Northern Ireland, England and Wales; and also reviews of school funding. A number of these projects have involved the preparation of submissions to HM Treasury on the main issues.
Richard is a director in the power & utilities consulting team and the UK Water Sector Leader. Richard has over 20 years of experience of consulting in the power, water and oil & gas sectors in the UK and worldwide. He has led regulatory, strategy, M&A, business transformation and IT projects for many clients, including regulators, energy and water companies and potential investors in the sectors.
Richard is a frequent commentator on sector issues in the national and trade media and at conferences. He is an appointed member of the Future Regulation Advisory Panel at Ofwat, the Environment & Water Sector Advisory Group at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), and the Eduation Steering Group at the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM).
David shapes the strategic and commercial decisions taken by companies in the context of growth, restructuring and regulation. He focuses on the media and entertainment sector, working with organisations to transform their organisation and services for the digital age. He also leverages perspectives from one sector to others having advised companies in health, energy, transport and financial services.
David has recently worked with large media organisations to deliver strategy formulation and organisation restructuring around digital ventures and mobile TV, forecast of TV advertising revenues and the assessment of impact of advertising on brand values. He has also worked on regulatory issues such state aid (on the interface of public and commercial bodies), competition issues, music licensing, media ownership rules, public funding of content, and digital TV and radio switchover.
Alastair leads our International Telecommunications Regulatory Centre of Excellence. He specialises in the provision of regulatory policy, economic and strategic advice to the telecoms sector.
Alastair’s recent projects include advising regulated operators on telecommunications operators being considered by Government and Regulatory Authority, helping telecoms operators with a particular interest in broadband roll-out meet Universal Service Obligations, and developing legislative and regulatory frameworks for the communications sector in developing markets.
Tim is a partner in our Economics and Policy team and has over 30 years experience as a business economist, advising clients on cases and issues in the areas of competition, regulation, litigation and finance. He has extensive experience with the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and Competition Commission (CC).
Tim has acted as an expert witness in competition and related cases, including giving oral evidence in arbitration, competition appeals and public inquiry contexts.
Tim specialises particularly in market study and market investigation cases, having led our advice on many of the most high profile investigations. Tim has worked with sector specialists to provide comprehensive support to clients on inquiries including: mobile phones; payment protection insurance; pay-TV movies; North East buses; SME banking; aggregates; private healthcare; unauthorised overdraft charges; statutory audit services; and new cars.
Tim is an expert in financial economics, applying this in a regulatory context to advise regulated businesses and regulators on the appropriate cost of capital for regulated price setting; and in a competition context, to determine whether prices and profits are at reasonable levels, and hence consistent with an effectively competitive market. He has applied such analysis in the context of market investigations; predation and margin squeeze cases; and abuse of dominance cases.
Andrew Sentance is Senior Economic Adviser to PwC. He joined the firm in November 2011 after serving as an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.
After studying at Cambridge and the LSE, Andrew started his career as a business economist at the Confederation of British Industry in the mid-1980s before moving to the London Business School in 1994. While at the CBI, he was a founder member of the Treasury’s Panel of Independent Forecasters - also known as the "seven wise men". Immediately before joining the Bank of England, Andrew was Chief Economist at British Airways, where he also worked on business strategy and planning, airport policy, airport regulation and environmental affairs.
Andrew is a part-time Professor at Warwick Business School, a visiting professor at Royal Holloway, London, and is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society of Business Economists.
Andrew leads our Healthcare Economics offering and specialises in providing strategic and economic advice to public and private healthcare clients, including healthcare regulators and policy making bodies. During his ten years’ experience in the sector, he has spent 12 months working with Monitor shaping the current regulatory regime for UK healthcare, and three years with the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit as the lead healthcare analyst.
His recent work at PwC includes supporting the Supreme Council of Health Qatar design its approach to regulating its emerging healthcare sector. Andrew has also supported the European arm of a multinational pharmaceuticals company to assess a legitimate rate to pay healthcare professionals undertaking promotional activities. His work with several NHS trusts has covered commercial approaches to elderly services reform and determining organisations’ strategic direction.
Kalee's career spans across a range of sectors and industries at the strategic and operational level. Her experience has been gained in both bluechip and professional services environments with a focus on productivity improvement, start ups, strategic marketing and corporate strategy. She has worked with a range of NHS organisations, including emerging consortia, providers, PCTs, SHAs and the Department of Health. Key international experience includes the Nordic countries, Russia, the Baltics, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
Sheetal helps clients design and implement programmes that address challenges in International Development.
She has extensive experience of working with the UK’s Department for International Development and other aid agencies in the areas of health, education and private sector development. Her work has involved managing a number of funds aimed at addressing single development issues. Sheetal has worked across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia for PwC.