Ron is a Professorial Fellow with the Monash Business School and Monash Sustainable Development Institute. Between 2008 and 2019, he served as chair of the Essential Service Commission (Vic) where he led far-reaching reforms in many areas of economic regulation. Prior to the commission, Ron held senior roles in the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. In 2008, he headed the national secretariat for the Garnaut Climate Change Review. Ron is a board member of ClimateWorks Australia and the Regulatory Policy Institute (A-NZ), and an advisory board member for the Centre for Market Design and Customer Stewardship Australia. He is a member of the Australian Energy Regulator’s Consumer Reference Group and Consumer Challenge Panel, and is the principal of Solrose Consulting.