David Black

Job Title: Senior director, Water 2020

Company: Ofwat

David is a senior director at Ofwat, the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales. He is leading the Water 2020 programme covering wholesale markets and design of PR 19. He was a member of the 2014 price review delivery board and led the finance and modelling workstreams for this price review. David joined Ofwat in July 2012. Prior to joining Ofwat, David held a number of roles in economic consulting, advising on issues such as access and wholesale regulation and pricing, cost benefit analysis, vertical integration and the cost of capital. Prior to consulting, David was an economist at Oftel and the New Zealand Treasury and NZ Commerce Commission.

Speaking at the following:

Water 2020: What we are trying to achieve with our approach to regulatory design

• PR19 and how it should affect the supply chain • Creating more innovation and opportunities to collaborate • Moving away from a Capex bias • What changes in the industry are expected after changes to policy

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