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Joel Cook


Joel heads up CEPA's office in Australia. He has more than 10 years’ experience advising public sector and private clients across communications, energy, transport, and water sectors.

Joel Cook

Joel Cook is a principal in CEPA’s regulation & competition practice. He has more than 10 years’ experience advising private and public sector clients across a number of different areas including communications, energy, transport, and water. He has extensive international experience having worked for clients in Australia, Europe, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and Vietnam.

Joel joined CEPA in 2009, having previously worked at Ofgem and the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Since May 2015, Joel has been heading up CEPA's office in Sydney, Australia.

He has contributed to and managed numerous projects across topics including demand forecasting, productivity, cost benefit analysis, project evaluation, financial modelling, cost of capital and regulatory design. Joel’s main area of focus is assessing operating and capital expenditure, and he has undertaken numerous efficiency and productivity assessments for utilities and regulators. He has also provided due diligence support on several transactions across the energy and property sectors and he has provided expert advice to clients involved in litigation and appeal processes.

Joel has post-graduate and undergraduate degrees in economics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.