Colm Gibson is a Managing Director in BRG’s London Office, heading up the Economic Regulation practice for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has over 35 years’ experience in energy and regulated industries, with over 25 years at senior management level.

Colm is an expert on competition and regulation matters, including price controls, market design, tariffs and rate setting, and incentive design. He specialises in producing evidence and reports to influence external stakeholders, particularly to support companies and regulators in price control negotiations and energy contract pricing disputes. Colm also specialises in assisting companies to prepare to challenge regulatory decisions, having brought a range of successful appeals in the energy and water sectors.

Colm has provided expert advice in a range of international gas pricing arbitrations/disputes. He has advised on valuation matters for a range of energy assets, including advising international investors on how best to prepare for Bilateral Investment Treaty claims should those assets be expropriated.

Colm is regularly quoted as an expert in major newspapers and journals, and has written and contributed to a number of textbooks and other publications including chapters on the role of market experts in gas price review arbitrations in “Gas Price Arbitrations: A Practical Handbook”, and on economic regulation of the water industry in the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics.

Employment History

Thames Water
Head of Economic Regulation; member of Executive Leadership Group
2012 – 2018

FTI Consulting LLP
2011 – 2012

Principal, 2008 – 2011
Senior managing consultant, 2006 – 2008

Severn Trent Water Ltd
Competition and Commercial Policy manager, 2005 – 2006
Strategic Planning manager, 2004 – 2005
Competition manager, 1999 – 2004

Independent Television Commission
Competition Policy manager
1997 – 1999

British Gas Trading Ltd (part of Centrica plc)
Regulatory Issues manager
1994 – 1997

Areas of Expertise


University of Cambridge (St John’s College)
MA, 1994
MEng, 1991
BA (hons), 1990

Open University
LLB (hons), 2004