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Sarah Nankervis

Sarah Nankervis


Sarah specialises in consulting on public policy economics challenges primarily in the environmental, climate change, energy, and agriculture policy space to support the climate transition to a net zero world. Sarah has advised on environment and climate policy and strategy, carbon market design, housing energy efficiency policy reform, agriculture policy reform, water market reform and pollutant management among other environmental policy challenges.

Sarah is highly experienced in considering sustainability and environmental impacts alongside economic and social considerations in all policy analysis work. She has advised policymakers and private sector clients with program and policy evaluation reviews, policy design and options analysis, cost benefit analysis and insights, Regulatory Impact Statement’s to support regulatory policy change, economic impact analysis, business cases and economic snapshots and navigated complex economic public policy problems. Sarah has worked across a range of projects for Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and for a range of private sector clients. She has held economic advisory roles across multiple Victorian Government Departments and agencies, Deloitte Economics and initiated a small consulting practice.



  • Economic and market analysis
  • Evaluations
  • Regulatory and cost benefit analysis
  • Strategy and business cases


  • Climate and environment
  • Energy and decarbonisation
  • Primary industries
  • Public sector policy and finance
  • State, regional and local government

Qualifications & accolades

  • Bachelor of Economics, Honours (first-class distinction), La Trobe University, 2001

Recent work highlights include:

  • Regulatory Impact Statement Draft NZ Climate change adaptation Bill 2023 NZ Ministry of Environment
  • Program evaluation of the Agriculture Energy Investment Plan 2023 Agriculture Victoria
  • Solar farm economic impact report 2023 Esco Pacific
  • Victorian strategy and draft RIS work, and Commonwealth RIS draft reviewer, for 7 star energy efficiency for new residential housing policy 2021 Victorian Department of Environment, water, land planning
  • Impact Assessment of revised BPEM (urban stormwater management guidance) 2019 Victorian Government Environment Protection Authority
  • Regulatory Barriers and Institutional Impediments to Farm Business Adjustment 2012 Victorian Government Department of Primary Industries