Frontier Economics

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Frontier Economics Ltd.
Privately owned company
Industry Economic consulting
Founded 1999
Key people
Gus O’Donnell, Chairman (Europe)
Sarah Hogg, former Chairman (Europe)
Stephen Gray, Chairman (Australia)
Products Consulting services
Website www.frontier-economics.com www.frontier-economics.com.au

Frontier Economics (Frontier) is a microeconomics consultancy providing economics advice to public and private sector clients on matters of competition policy, public policy, regulation, business strategy and behavioural economics.[1] The Frontier Economics network consists of separate companies based in Europe (Brussels, Cologne, Dublin, London and Madrid) and Australia (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) & Singapore.

Frontier (Europe) has a focus on ten sectors: energy, environment, financial services, health care, media, post, retailing, telecoms, transport and the water industry. Frontier (Australia & Singapore) has dedicated practice areas covering energy, climate change, water, telecommunications and media, competition and legal, economy-wide modelling and natural resources and environment.

Frontier (Europe) was ranked among the top 25 European consulting firms to work for in a branche-internal survey by Vault.com in 2014.[2] Frontier was also ranked among the 30 best places to work in the UK Great Place to Work survey in 2013.[3] This was the fifth time Frontier made the top 50.

History[edit]

Frontier (Europe) was formed in June 1999 as an employee-owned company with around 25 consultants. The first Board of Directors consisted of Simon Gaysford, Zoltan Biro, Philip Burns, Dan Elliott and Michael Webb, and Sarah Hogg as a Chairman of the Board. George Adams and Julian Chain are also Non-Executive Directors. Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary, joined Frontier as a Senior Advisor in 2012.[4] He took over from Sarah Hogg as Chairman of Frontier in 2013.[5] The company currently employs around 160 consultants across its European offices. In 2003, Frontier created a German office in Cologne, followed by the opening of the office in Brussels in 2006-2007 and Madrid in 2008. The Dublin office was most recently established in 2011.

Frontier Economics Pty Ltd was formed in Australia in May 1999 by Danny Price (Managing Director), Philip Williams and David Briggs. In 2016, the company opened an office in Singapore. The company currently employs around 30 consultants across offices in Australia and Singapore. In April 2015, Stephen Gray became Chairman of Frontier Economics Pty Ltd. Current directors include Danny Price, Stephen Gray, Jason Hall, James Allan and Andrew Harpham.


References[edit]

  1. ^ GCR Live Financial Services and Competition Law 2012, 20 June, 2012
  2. ^ "Vault Consulting 25 Europe'" Vault.com, 2014
  3. ^ Great Place to Work, 2013
  4. ^ "O'Donnell withdraws from BoE race", The Financial Times, 8 October, 2012
  5. ^ "Gus O'Donnell", Frontier Economics, 2014