Chris Olszak

Chris Olszak is a rare breed of economist. While he has a formidable grasp of economic principles, he balances this with incisive analytical skills and real-world nous to deliver practical advice that hits the mark – every time.

With an ability to lead complex projects and prepare reports of the highest quality, Chris’s consulting experience is both deep and diverse. He has worked extensively in the areas of water, infrastructure, markets, and pricing.

Chris leads and oversees Aither’s award-winning water markets practice area and is equally comfortable discussing price regulation, the economic feasibility of infrastructure investments and a range of public policy issues.

Before co-founding Aither, Chris spent 5 years at Frontier Economics. His earlier career included consultant economist roles at URS and Arthur Andersen.

Whenever the situation calls for a consummate professional who can move swiftly from blank page to best outcome, Chris is there to answer the call.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours), University of Melbourne

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