Tim Ryan

Tim recently joined Aither and will lead its Pricing and Regulatory services. Tim is a regulatory economist with over 14 years’ experience working in both public and private advisory roles. Over this time, he has specialised in providing regulatory and policy advice to utilities and Government on economic regulation, pricing and policy issues. Tim’s experience involves working as a regulator within a business and as a consultant, allowing him to provide a holistic approach to considering potential issues for clients.

Tim joined Aither from Oakley Greenwood where he provided regulatory and pricing advice to clients across industries and jurisdictions including the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), Yarra Valley Water, Barwon Water, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd, Gold Coast Water, Department of Energy and Water Supply (Qld), New Zealand Electricity Authority and Sabah Electricity (Malaysia).

Prior to joining Oakley Greenwood, Tim was the Manager, Economic Regulation and Pricing for Queensland Urban Utilities where he led the development of regulatory and policy submissions and the implementation of internal regulatory strategies. Tim led the business’ response to key regulatory issues, including the potential shift to a lighter-handed form of regulation and the threat of competition and new entry in water and sewerage services.

Before joining Queensland Urban Utilities, Tim worked for PwC in its Economics and Policy team, specialising in regulatory and pricing advice. Prior to this Tim was a regulatory analyst at the Essential Services Commission. During this time, Tim was involved in the Gas Access Arrangements Review 2006 and the 2008 Water Price Review.

During his career, Tim has developed areas of expertise and core competences covering:

  • Development of tariffs and tariff structures for utility services and how pricing signals can influence customer behaviour
  • Development and drafting of regulatory pricing submissions
  • An understanding of how utilities can respond to regulatory frameworks and mechanisms
  • Regulatory frameworks and the incentives that can be used to influence industry behaviour and achieve a more efficient industry outcome
  • Development and review of business cases and economic models for investment decisions


  • Bachelor of Economics, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, La Trobe University
  • Master of International Relations, Macquarie University

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