Greg Thorpe (Executive Director)
Greg has 40 years experience in the electricity sector and also in gas.
Greg assists businesses and market authorities operating under a range of different industry structures and market designs used in Australia and internationally. He is trained in engineering, business and Arbitration & Mediation. He has led multi-disciplinary teams providing expert advice on a wide range of economic, technical and governance questions the utility energy sector.
Greg has particular expertise in wholesale energy market and transmission design and analysis, asset valuations, governance and dispute resolution in electricity and gas. He sits on panels available to hear disputes under electricity and gas rules in Australia and Singapore, NBN wholesale disputes and provides expert witness statements in other jurisdictions.
Before co-founding Oakley Greenwood, he led the Australian and New Zealand energy practice for Charles River Associates (NASDAC crai). Earlier he was an Associate Director at the previous National Electricity Code Administrator and Manager Codes and Rules for the Victorian state electricity market prior to launch of the national market. He has been executive officer to the Reliability Panel for the Australian electricity market and led establishment the initial monitoring and surveillance regime for the electricity market. Greg has managed and developed rule amendments and he continues to provide consulting advice on these and other areas. He came to market and sector reform with 15 years experience as a power system engineer working in system operations, generation and fuel management, interstate energy transactions and transmission network design and regularly applies the experience learnt there in advising clients.
2008 – present - Foundation Executive Director of Oakley Greenwood Pty Ltd (OGW)
2001 – 2008 - Vice President and Australian head of the energy practice of Charles River Associates Incorporated, a NASDAC listed multinational economics and business consulting firm
1997 - 2001 - Associate Director for the National Electricity Code Administrator, NECA.
1993 -1997 - Manager of Codes and Rules for the Victorian state electricity market
1985 – 1993 - Pre-Dispatch Engineer and prior engineering roles within power system operations for State Electricity Commission of Victoria
1976 - 1995 - Engineering project roles within System Operation and Transmission Planning
Pre 1995 - Graduate engineering project roles for Australian Department of Defence