Lance Hoch (Executive Director and Chairman)
Lance has over 35 years of experience in policy, regulation and business strategy as it applies to electricity and gas distribution and retail businesses. Prior to founding Oakley Greenwood with his fellow directors, he served as Vice President with CRA International. In Australia he has advised policy makers, regulatory authorities and deregulated electricity and gas businesses in a number of areas including regulatory strategy, tariff design, improving the commercial basis on which internal utility operations are undertaken, demand management and energy efficiency for improved financial and technical operation, business strategy development and implementation, and customer interactions.
Lance also advises corporate clients on asset acquisition investment decisions involving the electricity and natural gas markets in the Asia Pacific region. In this role, he has developed considerable expertise in conducting energy retail asset valuations, feasibility studies, competition analyses, and customer segmentation studies.
Lance has significant experience in the wider Asia Pacific region, having led major project assignments in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Most of his work in these countries has focused on energy efficiency, demand-side management and integrated resource planning as means for ensuring the reliability and adequacy of supply, and reducing customer’s costs for electricity while also reducing costs for the utility company. He has also been part of major assignments in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates focused on the reorganisation of those countries’ national utilities and improving their commercial operations.
2008 - Director, Oakley Greenwood Pty Ltd
2000 - 2008 - Vice President, CRA International Pty Ltd
1999 - 2000 - Vice President, PHB Hagler Bailly Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
1999 - 1999 - Independent Consultant
1990 - 1999 - Managing Director, SRC International Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
1987 - 1990 - Vice President, TechPlan Associates
1985 - 1987 - Project Director, Portfolio Associates
1982 - 1985 - Manager Evaluation & Analysis, Synergic Resources Corporation
1980 - 1982 - Renewable Energy Resource Specialist, Governor's Energy Council, PA
1976 - 1980 - Manager of Demonstration Data, National Solar Heating and Cooling Center