Alasdair has significant experience in advising public and private-sector clients across all our practice areas, including competition, regulation, and public policy. He has developed particular expertise in supporting regulated companies in various industries – with a focus on water, energy, and aviation.
Alasdair was a core part of the Economic Insight team which advised water companies over PR19 and the subsequent CMA redeterminations. His work in this area included in-depth retail cost model analysis for Affinity Water; putting together a case for Wessex Water in its draft determination representations; and providing vital input for Yorkshire Water’s CMA appeal.
Beyond this, other high-profile projects include: undertaking an economic assessment of a proposed joint venture between two international airlines; supporting NATS through its 2019 CMA redetermination; and assisting the Department for International Trade (DIT) in evaluating the impact of exchange rate movements on UK trade.
While at university, Alasdair did an internship with the Government Economic Service, where he conducted economic analysis for local authority housing and land planning strategies. In 2020, he co-authored an academic report which used econometrics to estimate the societal impacts of COVID-19 and the government policy responses.
Alasdair graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MA in Economics and Philosophy.