Simon Arthur


Simon combines data analysis skills and modelling methodologies from economics, engineering and mathematics to provide insight to a wide range of business decisions.

Simon’s policy experience includes performing a cost benefit analysis of a proposed national heavy vehicle registration scheme that, among other benefits, would ease the administrative burden for industry operators and facilitate the development of risk-based compliance and enforcement strategies.

In the electricity sector, Simon has analysed the economic implications of emerging technologies and their potential consequences for electricity usage and production. This included a quantitative assessment of the potential for consumers to use energy storage devices to arbitrage certain forms of electricity tariff, and the conditions under which a micro-generating consumer might be able to disconnect from the grid.

Prior to joining HoustonKemp, Simon developed a numerical simulation of the Orakeikorako geothermal system at the University of Auckland’s world-leading Geothermal Institute. Simon also worked alongside the investment team at Callaghan Innovation, a New Zealand Crown entity that manages more than $150 million per annum of government funding to support business innovation and capability building.

Simon holds both Commerce and Engineering (Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland.

Posted on September 2, 2015 .