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John Wallace

John Wallace


John is an economist with over 40 years of experience with the development, implementation and administration of major infrastructure, health, tax, regulatory, industry and trade reform programs in both Australia and New Zealand. That experience has been gained working for a range of public and private sector entities including the Australian Industries Assistance Commission (now the Productivity Commission), the New Zealand Treasury, the Policy Advice Division of Inland Revenue, Arthur Andersen and EY. He specialises in detailed financial analysis (including risk analysis), economic analysis (including cost benefit analysis and applied welfare economic analysis), costing and pricing, regulatory reviews, program evaluation and business case development.



  • Data analytics
  • Economic and market analysis
  • Evaluations
  • Financial modelling
  • Regulatory and cost benefit analysis
  • Strategy and business cases


  • Arts, culture and recreation
  • Climate and environment
  • Economic development
  • Energy and decarbonisation
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Infrastructure and transport
  • Insurance and finance
  • Property and housing
  • Public sector policy and finance
  • Science & innovation
  • State, regional and local government

Qualifications & accolades

  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the Australian National University

Recent work highlights include:

  • Implementation review of a state-wide, online system for environmental regulation and approvals
  • Assistance with the development of a state public sector climate risk management framework
  • National review of aged care services for older people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness
  • Detailed report on the effective rates of tax imposed on the incomes of New Zealand residents.