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Ben Shafran

Principal

Ben has extensive expertise in the energy sector and has also worked on economic regulation in the transport and health sectors. He has managed projects wordwide involving network charging, the regulation of storage, wholesale market arrangements, reliability of supply, metering and billing.

Ben Shafran

Ben Shafran is a highly experienced regulatory economist and manager. He has extensive international expertise in the energy sector and has also worked on economic regulation in the transport and health sectors.

Ben has a track record of providing innovative solutions to complex policy questions, delivering high-profile projects and communicating technical concepts clearly to a range of audiences. He developed and implemented regulatory approaches that set the benchmark for innovation and transparency, while balancing the interests of consumers and investors. His previous work highlights include:

  • Ofgem’s regulatory regime (RIIO)
  • the UK’s cap-and-floor regime for interconnectors
  • a new approach to regulating the funding flows between the providers and purchasers of healthcare services in the UK.

Ben was previously a policy director at the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and has had key roles in major regulatory projects in a range of sectors in the UK. At the AEMC, he managed projects that covered a wide range of energy policy issues including: network charging, the regulation of storage “behind the meter”, wholesale market prudential arrangements, reliability of supply, and metering and billing.

Ben has a Master's degree in Economics from University College London (UCL) and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Leeds.