Patricia Cameron

Manger Regulatory Affairs,
Regulatory Economist

Industry, Government

Patricia Cameron is currently employed as Manager of Regulatory Affairs at ActewAGL. In that role she has responsibility for managing price regulatory reviews of electricity and gas revenue and pricing across the ACT and NSW in the distribution, transmission and retail sectors of the industry. Regulatory economics requires cross disciplinary skills work closely with legal, engineering and financial experts within the business and liaising with regulatory authorities. Specialist expertise on rates of return and modelling, building business cases, understanding the National Electricity and Gas Rules and legislation. Patricia is also a representative on regulatory issues at industry peak body forums, requiring input into a broad knowledge of current issues across the energy industry.

Other industries that Patricia has worked in during her career are telecommunications for ten years, where she worked on competition issues and British railway’s regulatory reviews for five years. After part time work as an auditor, Patricia started her full-time career in the budget policy area of the Department of Finance and Administration twenty five years ago.

Her interest is in applying economic skills and rational processes to resolve industry issues related to market structures, relative prices and costs, consumer choice, incentives and competition. She has recently been nominated for an internal Executive Talent Training Programme.

Patricia obtained a Master’s degree in Commerce specialising in Economics from Melbourne University, obtaining the Whitlam scholarship. She undertook economic studies at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Economics in Japan, under Monbusho scholarship.

Patricia is currently Treasurer of the Economic Society of Australia in Canberra.