Joe Perkins is chief economist and partner for analysis. He is responsible for Ofgem’s analytical strategy and quality assurance, and analysis of potential energy sector developments. He leads Ofgem’s economics profession, promoting the quality of economic analysis across Ofgem, and represents Ofgem economics in external forums. Joe joined Ofgem in 2016. He was previously director for regulation, consumers and competition at the National Audit Office, and has worked as an economist at HM Treasury and Oxford University.