Alan is a Fellow at the Australian Institute of Energy, a Senior Fellow at Macquarie University, and an Industry Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, where he teaches postgraduate courses in financial risk management and derivatives pricing & trading. Alan has published work in top peer-reviewed journals on asset pricing and financial market liquidity, and more recently on energy policy, climate policy and the electricity sector. Alan has a particular interest in the interaction between climate risk and financial risk.
Alan is also a Director in the Energy Advisory team at Baringa Partners LLP. Baringa Partners is a management consultancy with a focus on the energy and financial services sectors. Alan advises Australian and international clients across the electricity sector value chain (electricity generation, retailing, networks, and distributed energy) on energy-related issues including policy, regulation, risk management, and technology selection. Prior to Baringa, Alan worked at the Australian Energy Market Commission, which is the energy advisor to the Council of Australian Governments, where he led projects relating to the integration of renewables into the grid, emissions reduction policies, and wholesale and retail electricity market design. Alan was also acting Chief Economist at the AEMC.
Prior roles to the AEMC include Senior Economist at the CSIRO's Energy Technology division, and an Assistant Professor in Finance at Macquarie University. Alan started his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia, where he spent 7 years covering Australian and U.S. government and corporate bond markets, credit derivative markets, and asset-backed security markets.
Alan holds a PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales, and a first class Honours degree in Finance and Economics from Macquarie University.