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Luke Meehan

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Luke is an experienced manager and economist who has led teams delivering cutting-edge policy, research and regulation.

Luke is a compelling communicator able to break down complex issues to engage teams and win stakeholder support. He is passionate about combining data, theory and consultation to deliver practical policy outcomes. 

Influential work

  • Led the design and implementation of a novel strategic planning process focussed on harm mitigation for a key regulator 
  • Delivered an AI risk toolset to monitor evolving risks to Australian financial markets  
  • Led the consultation and development of strategic reporting and project evaluation frameworks for a large public agency 
  • Led multi-year, billion-dollar economic regulation projects across electricity, water and sewerage services 
  • Launched a mixed-data microeconomic program for monitoring market competition and structure across 76 financial and corporate markets.

Outside of Nous

Luke's earlier professional experience included leading the economics team at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), where he led international risk monitoring and engagement work. He has also worked for the ACT economic regulator, in intellectual property policy, and as a journalist in Shanghai. 

He has a PhD in applied economics from the Australian National University. His thesis on finance and investment dynamics in Japan used machine-learning to investigate policy and behavioural drivers of Japanese private investment and was recommended for a prize by an examiner. 

In his spare time...

Luke enjoys riding gravel bikes, woodworking and cooking alongside his three children. He collects science fiction books, diving wristwatches, and recipes that call for far too much Sichuan pepper. 

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