Dean Yarrall


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Dean has extensive experience in the electricity and gas sectors in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, including in commercial, risk management, finance and regulatory roles for retailers, generators and large energy users. Before joining Sapere, he spent eight years at British Gas in the UK.

Dean’s skills include financial forecasting and modelling, regulatory and competition policy, and market dynamics. He is particularly interested in customer behaviour and the impact that market structure and regulatory policy have on customer competition and engagement.

Dean graduated with a BCA (Hons) in Economics, and a BSc in Chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington, where he also tutored in the School of Economics.

My publications

Sapere was engaged by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment to investigate global mega trends likely to affect the future of food and farming, and the implications for New Zealand’s science and innovation system. MBIE wanted to better understand the role of science and innovation in responding to potentially disruptive and transformative changes in ...

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Sapere was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment to review New Zealand’s Research and Education Network’s (REANNZ) current role in enabling high impact research as a specialist connectivity service. We find that there is value in having a specialist network for the New Zealand research and education system. However, this value is not ...

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In this report, prepared for the BusinessNZ Energy Council, we consider whether the electricity sector is meeting five enduring public policy objectives that seem enduring for policymakers across countries and time. We consider whether the objective is being achieved today and whether it is likely to be achieved given emerging influences. The five policy objectives ...

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