Richard Dowling joins Faraday Grid Limited as Chief Economist and Head of Government Affairs
• Dowling will oversee public policy, economics and advocacy at the firm
• Dowling joins Faraday Grid from global medical technology company Baxter Healthcare
• Dowling joins senior leadership team that includes recent hire Derek Boyd as Marketing Director for the UK and Europe
Systems design company Faraday Grid Limited (“Faraday Grid” or “FGL”) has appointed Richard Dowling as Chief Economist and Head of Government Affairs. As Chief Economist, Richard will lead the development, coordination and production of economic analysis at Faraday Grid. Richard has the additional remit of representing the firm with Government, academia, media and industry.
Richard joins Faraday Grid from leading healthcare firm Baxter Healthcare where he was Government Affairs Manager for the Asia Pacific region.
Richard Dowling brings strong experience in public policy, economics and advocacy to Faraday Grid having worked at the highest levels of industry and government. As Chief Economist of a leading industry body in Australia, he gained public prominence as an advocate for pro-growth policies and was a member of the Economics Committee of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was a regular speaker at conferences discussing economic trends and contributed to the OECD’s Economic Crisis Forum in 2009.
Richard has considerable experience in the energy sector and was previously a Senior Economic Advisor to an Australian Premier, which included oversight of energy policy. During his time in the role, he oversaw substantial inbound investment into renewable energy and advised on structural reform and the disaggregation of electricity markets. Richard’s research and advocacy has featured in many national and international news publications, appearing in numerous television, radio and print interviews.
Andrew Scobie, Executive Chairman of Faraday Grid Limited, said: “Richard brings enormous expertise to the firm in economics, public policy and advocacy. We are excited for Richard to be joining us at an important juncture in our evolution – in just a few weeks we will demonstrate the Faraday Exchanger, which will revolutionise how renewables are integrated onto the grid.”
Richard Dowling said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Faraday Grid at such an important time in the firm’s evolution. Faraday Grid’s ground breaking technology is a story that is just being told, yet has vast potential to revolutionise the energy grid as we know it. I very much look forward to being part of this story.”