Dale specialises in the application of economics to complex problems arising in regulatory, commercial and policy settings. He has particular depth of experience in the economic regulation of infrastructure services and more broadly, in the use economic principles and empirical analysis to assist high stakes decision-making.
On matters of economic regulation, Dale draws on experience spanning the electricity, gas, port, water, aviation and telecommunications sectors. He has assisted both regulated businesses and regulatory authorities in addressing a broad range of challenges, with particular experience in relation to the return on and of capital, regulatory modelling, and the economic interpretation of particular provisions in regulatory frameworks. Dale’s breadth of regulatory experience is reflected in the central role he played in the preparation of a vendor due diligence report that described in detail the entire regulatory framework governing the provision of electricity distribution network services in the national electricity market.
More broadly, Dale has significant experience in the application of economics to assist decision-making in the context of major commercial arbitrations and negotiations, native title proceedings, the pricing of intercompany transactions and the formulation of policy. Dale has assisted in the preparation of material for expert reports relied upon by businesses, regulatory authorities and state and federal government agencies, and that formed the basis of testimony before the Federal Court and the Competition Tribunal.
Prior to joining HoustonKemp, Dale was an Economic Analyst at NERA Economic Consulting and, before that, a Senior Consultant at Deloitte. Dale holds a Masters in Economics with first class honours from the University of Auckland as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (first class honours) in Economics and International Business from the University of Auckland.