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Adam Boyton

Head of Australian Economics, ANZ Bank

Adam Boyton

Head of Australian Economics, ANZ Bank

Adam leads the Australian Economics team at ANZ. He was previously the National Skills Commissioner, leading an organisation of around 150 people that provided analysis and advice on labour market developments and skills needs to the Australian Government.

Prior to taking that role he was the Chief Economist at the Business Council of Australia. Adam has also worked at Deutsche Bank, where he was a Managing Director and held a range of positions, including the Australian Head of Fixed Income Research and Chief Economist.

He started his career in the Australian Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.  Adam has also served on a number of Government boards (including on the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust and the NSW Skills Board).

Adrian Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

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Adrian Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

London

Adrian Cooper is responsible for coordinating and managing Oxford Economics' global economic analysis, forecasting and consultancy activities, and overseeing its global team of over 450 professionals including 300 economists and analysts. He has led Oxford Economics' work on a wide array of consultancy projects, ranging from policy advice to government departments in Europe, the US, Africa, and Asia to detailed analysis of the economic impact of particular industries and investment proposals.

Adrian spent the first seven years of his career with HM Treasury, England. During this time, he worked on the analysis of tax and other economic policy changes as part of the preparations for the UK Budget. He was also the coordinator of the government's macroeconomic forecast for two years.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 1994, Adrian was UK economist for James Capel & Company, responsible for analysing and forecasting the UK economy for institutional investors, as well as briefing Capel's own traders. Adrian was educated at the University of Bristol, England, where he gained a first-class degree in Economics; and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, England, where he achieved a distinction in the MSc in Economics and won the Ely Devons prize for outstanding performance in the degree examinations.

Adrian Hart

Director, Infrastructure Construction, Oxford Economics

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Adrian Hart

Director, Infrastructure Construction, Oxford Economics

Sydney, Australia

Alex Hooper

Lead Economist

Alex Hooper

Lead Economist

Sydney, Australia

Alex has over 6 years of economic consulting experience, working with senior internal and external stakeholders to develop quantitative and qualitative approaches for a range of strategic investments and interventions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Alex has undertaken a wide range of consulting projects for the public and private sectors including the viability of major new infrastructure initiatives in transport, arts and culture; strategic analysis of new city developments; the economic and social impact of innovative investment programs and recently advising a Middle Eastern government on the impact of once in a generation fiscal reform.

Andrew Tessler

Head of Economic Impact Consulting, at Oxford Economics Australia

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Andrew Tessler

Head of Economic Impact Consulting, at Oxford Economics Australia

Sydney, Australia

Andrew heads up Oxford Economics Australia's applied economics consulting practice. He has 20 years’ experience as an economist and is a dual Australian/UK national specialising in transport economics, with international experience in the field. Andrew has worked at the NSW Treasury, Booz & Co (now PwC Strategy&) and Oxford Economics in the UK.   

Projects I've worked on:

  • The economic impact of Buy Now Pay Later in Australia
    • Regulators globally are realising traditional finance and credit products need re-evaluation to determine how best to provide proportionate, scalable and targeted regulatory frameworks that balance payments innovation, consumer choice, flexibility and interoperability, while delivering high standards of consumer protection.
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Ben Udy

Lead Economist, Macroeconomic Forecasting, Oxford Economics

+61 (0) 2 8458 4200

Ben Udy

Lead Economist, Macroeconomic Forecasting, Oxford Economics

Sydney

Brent Stadus

Business Development Manager

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Brent Stadus

Business Development Manager

Sydney, Australia

Brent is part of the Sydney-based business development team where he is responsible for growing the client portfolio across Australia and New Zealand. Having diverse experience across a range of industries including the financial services sector, Brent specialises in assisting financial institutions to improve their strategic decision-making capabilities. When not at work, you will typically find him at the beach.

Brett Schimming

CEO, Construction Skills Queensland

Brett Schimming

CEO, Construction Skills Queensland

As the CEO of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Brett initiates and leads partnerships with industry, government, employers, unions, educators, trainers and associations to develop initiatives and programs to grow the skills base and capacity of Queensland’s building and construction industry workforce.

Brett is passionate about ensuring the workforce meets the demand of employers, and he is active in national and state policy discussions and initiatives to predict and grow the skills base.

Brett brought to CSQ extensive experience in the leadership and management of training and education organisations, earned working in a range of industry sectors including RTOs, professional services firms, and other industry bodies. 

Brett has qualifications in Education, Business and Public Policy and many years of experience managing training and education organisations. He has served on multiple State and National Committees, and Company Boards and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Brett is Queensland’s representative to the Australian Industry Skills Committee.


Darren Anderson

Head of Global Transactions, OE Australia

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Darren Anderson

Head of Global Transactions, OE Australia

Sydney, Australia

Darren heads up our global transactions team, with a focus on both commercial and economic due diligence. He is also a specialist in freight movements, both at a port level and as the lead on Oxford Economics' global TradePrism service.

David Walker

Managing Director, Oxford Economics Australia

+61 (0) 2 8458 4234

David Walker

Managing Director, Oxford Economics Australia

Australia

David is the Managing Director at Oxford Economics Australia and heads the office for Australia and New Zealand. In August 2013 he moved to Sydney to establish the firm and is continuing to grow the business in this region as well as leading key projects within Australia.

Before moving to Australia David worked as part of Oxford Economics’ business development team in London. Prior to joining Oxford Economics he worked for KPMG as a management consultant, specialising in financial risk management including stress testing and scenario analysis. During this time he was also seconded to the main Financial Services regulatory body, the Financial Services Authority (FSA). He completed his degree in Economics at Nottingham University and also studied the chartered institute for securities investment diploma.

Emily Dabbs

Head of Macroeconomics Consulting, Oxford Economics

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Emily Dabbs

Head of Macroeconomics Consulting, Oxford Economics

Sydney, Australia

Emily leads Oxford Economics Australia's Macro Consulting team. She has over 10 years of economic analysis and consulting experience, focusing on macroeconomic forecast and analysis. Emily regularly provides strategy support and briefings, and presentations to clients and key stakeholders to support a broader understand of the economic environment and the impact on their business.

Geoffrey Snell

​​Principal Property Economist, Residential Property​

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Geoffrey Snell

​​Principal Property Economist, Residential Property​

Melbourne, Australia

​​Geof is a member of Oxford Economics Australia's residential property team, analysing housing markets and demographic trends and forecasting capital city house prices and state dwelling commencements. He has a background in property analysis across sectors, including land studies, market commentaries, supply & demand, stakeholder consultation and exploring industrial market issues. Geof has a Bachelor degree in Business, with a specialisation in Property, from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He was formerly on the Property Council of Australia (Victoria) Industrial Committee and has over fifteen years’ experience in the property industry.​ 

Geof has gained experience working on a diverse range of property-related projects across Australia for a variety of public and private sector clients. He has worked on market assessments for major residential, industrial, commercial, tourism and retail developments and has also provided background property analysis for economic profiles and activity centre planning. Geof has particular expertise in undertaking economic impact studies, examining the effect of a development project on the economy in a specified area. 

Katie O’Malley

Group Corporate Affairs Manager, BESIX Watpac

Katie O’Malley

Group Corporate Affairs Manager, BESIX Watpac

Katie joined BESIX Watpac in 2021 as Group Corporate Affairs Manager where she leads a team of specialists focused on sustainability, bid support, marketing, media, communication and events. As part of the BESIX Watpac Group Leadership Team, she is involved in business strategy and planning, sits on a range of internal committees and leads the BESIX Watpac Community Fund.

Alongside BESIX Watpac CEO Mark Baker, Katie is an Australian Contractors Association Board Member and is actively involved in the Attract Working Group Committee which is focused on building an industry strategy to support recruitment of women and blue-collar workers. She is also part of the CSQ Queensland Women in Construction Advisory Committee working on a proposal for QLD Govt to support increasing diversity in the construction centre.


Katie has a degree in Visual Communication and Design from Victoria University in New Zealand, a Post Graduate Certificate in Marketing from Griffith University, a Diploma of Management and Marketing with the Australian Institute of Management and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Foundation Course.

Kristian Kolding

Head of Consulting, OE Australia

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Kristian Kolding

Head of Consulting, OE Australia

Sydney, Australia

Kristian leads Oxford Economics Australia's Consulting team, working with public and private sector leaders to help them prepare for the future by applying relevant economic theory and forecasts to inform effective policy and business strategy development.

Lee Walker

Principal Property Economist, Commercial & Industrial Property

+61 2 8458 4248

Lee Walker

Principal Property Economist, Commercial & Industrial Property

Sydney

Lee has over 20 years experience in researching and forecasting Australian property markets, particularly in non-residential sectors. He is responsible for managing and producing a number of subscription services across Australia’s commercial property markets.

Lee’s current focus is on the Sydney and Perth office property markets, as well as prospects for the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane industrial property markets. Lee also contributes to consulting work, including the financial evaluation of commercial development, the economic impact of major projects and strategic employment studies.

Maree Kilroy

Senior Economist, Construction & Property Forecasting, Oxford Economics

+61 (0) 2 8458 4283

Maree Kilroy

Senior Economist, Construction & Property Forecasting, Oxford Economics

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas Fearnley

Head of Global Construction, Oxford Economics

+61 (0) 2 8458 4262

Nicholas Fearnley

Head of Global Construction, Oxford Economics

Sydney, Australia

Dr Nicholas Fearnley is the Head of Global Construction Forecasting, based in Sydney. Nicholas oversees the teams that produce the various construction, mining, and maintenance studies. He works over the full construction spectrum, and regularly presents and provides commentary for both the construction and mining industries.

Nicholas joined Oxford Economics in 2019 after working at Macromontor, where he was responsible for producing regular Australian building construction forecast reports, and bespoke cost escalation and material demand forecasts. |

Prior to joining Macromonitor, Nicholas completed a PhD at the University of Sydney with a thesis titled: “A Critical and Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between Informal Institutions and Economic Development.” He was awarded the Walter Noel Gillies Prize for best PhD thesis in Economics, and his thesis was accepted without edits.

Nicholas has undergraduate degrees in both Accounting and Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and a first class honours degree in Accounting from the University of Sydney with a thesis titled: “Culture and the Measurement Decision Offered by Investment Property”.

Nora Farren

Lead Property Economist

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Nora Farren

Lead Property Economist

Sydney, Australia

Nora Farren is a Lead Property Economist responsible for the production of both retail market and office sector property forecast reports for Oxford Economics Australia.  She has experience in multiple research methodologies including property economics, market and trading data as well as qualitative and quantitative customer research, with a specialisation in retail property. Nora has worked across a broad range of property organisations including valuation; funds management; agency; listed and consultancy.  She has worked with a broad range of clients including both public and private sector, across multiple asset classes.

Before joining Oxford Economics in 2022, Nora was a Senior Consultant with Macroplan, responsible for providing property market research and strategic advice to clients to support development proposals and project planning.  Prior to that, Nora worked in-house within the research teams at AMP Capital Investors, Mirvac and Lendlease, managing internal data and insights and co-ordinating external market research services. Nora was educated at the University of Western Sydney where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce (Land Economics); and at the Financial Services Institute of Australia where she gained a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.  

Paul Giles

Associate Director

02 8458 4217

Paul Giles

Associate Director

Sydney, Australia

Paul is our senior market research and data insights professional with 30 years of experience across quantitative and qualitative studies, ad-hoc and multi-client projects. Extensive experience in strategic management of large end to end projects and client relationships across B2B, consumer, government & industry.

Raul Arias

Senior Economist, Oxford Economics Australia

+61 02 8458 4232

Raul Arias

Senior Economist, Oxford Economics Australia

Sydney, Australia

Raul is a Senior Economist within the Oxford Economics’ Economic Impact team. Prior to joining BIS Oxford Economics, Raul was an Analyst with the Antitrust practice of NERA Economic Consulting. He has ample experience providing detailed econometric analysis to public and private sector clients, and his modelling has been used in diverse fields such as communications and internet, financial services, I.T., radio spectrum auctions, and regulatory economics. Raul holds a B.A. in Political Science from ITAM University, Mexico and a Master of Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia.

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