Management team

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Laura Brien

Chief Executive / Registrar

Laura Brien has over 25 years experience in the area of regulation across a number of industries. Laura was previously a Director at the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU), where she held various roles involving economic regulation, including Water, Compliance and Energy Markets.   She was a member of the Bureau of the OECD Network of Economic Regulators. Prior to joining the CRU, she was senior economic advisor to ComReg, the Irish telecommunications regulator, from 2012 to 2014.

Earlier in her career she worked advising utilities, governments and regulators in the energy sector in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

She holds a Commerce degree and a Diploma in Corporate Governance from University College Dublin, Ireland and an M.Phil in Economics from Oxford University, UK.