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.
Recent News & insights
CEPA’s expansion continues across its offices
Increasing demand for CEPA's support and advice drives a growth in consulting team numbers.
Report for the ongoing evaluation of the New Reg process published
The Australian Energy Regulator has published a second insights report that CEPA prepared for the ongoing evaluation of AusNet Services' trial of the New Reg process.
Publication of an issues paper on public transport fare in Sydney
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has published an issues paper as part of a major review of public transport fares in Sydney and surrounding areas.