Anton has a unique blend of economic knowledge and hands on commercial expertise.
This is backed by substantial infrastructure sector experience in developed and developing countries. He specializes in energy sector policy and strategy, monopoly regulation, and improving essential services access in developing countries through private sector participation.
Between 2006 and 2008, Anton co-lead Castalia’s energy practice, after working for Vector (New Zealand’s leading electricity and gas utility) and the New Zealand Commerce Commission (the national economic regulatory body). Anton then spent 9 years in senior regulatory and commercial roles at Jemena—one of Australia’s largest multi-utilities, with turnover in excess of AU$1.7 billion. He was responsible for the commercial analytics, revenue, and pricing functions across Jemena’s gas, electricity, smart metering and water networks. He also led Jemena’s regulatory team at a time of dynamic change, and was seconded to Singapore Power to assist with its electricity and gas price reviews. Anton rejoined Castalia in 2017 as the Managing Director of the New Zealand and Pacific Practice.
Anton is passionate about getting essential services right by: making the right trade offs between cost and quality of service; ensuring prices are as efficient and fair as possible.
- Energy Master Plans and Pohnpei Energy Assessment
- Ports PPP Feasibility Study, Ukraine
- Advice to Spark on Fiber Regulation, New Zealand
What’s your favorite book?
The Little Prince. It’s a short fairy tale saturated with insight about love, life and death. As you read and re-read it through different stages of life, you will always notice something new.
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