Andrew joined CPRC in March 2020 after almost 4 years with Great Britain’s energy market regulator Ofgem where he worked on consumer protection and retail market policy. While at Ofgem Andrew played a leading role on reforms to the principles-based Standards of Conduct regulations (which requires energy retailers to treat consumers fairly); worked on the introduction of price protections for vulnerable consumers; and, carried out research and policy development on a joint project with the UK Government to establish a more flexible and responsive retail energy market.
Before a stint in the UK, Andrew worked in various policy roles over 5 years with the Queensland Government – including with the Department of the Premier and the Cabinet and the Department of Energy and Water Supply.
During his time in policy and regulation, Andrew’s developed a keen interest in how innovation, data and technology affects consumers’ relationships with markets – and the implications rapidly changing markets pose for regulation and policy development processes.
Andrew comes to CPRC with a Masters in Public Administration from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Economic (Hons) from James Cook University.
Andrew can be reached at: andrew[dot]thomsen[at]cprc[dot]org[dot]au