About our team
Oliver is the director of Endgame Economics. He is an expert in the design, development and application of mathematical models. He has spent the vast majority of his career applying this expertise in the context of the energy industry.
Oliver is an expert in wholesale energy markets, and his advice is regularly sought on the implications of changes to policy and macroeconomic factors for the wholesale sector. He has worked with generators, renewable energy developers, and private equity firms, to provide expert quantitative analysis to inform bids for major gas transmission and electricity generation assets.
Some notable projects that Oliver has completed include the following:
- the interventions review for the Australian Energy Market Operator in 2017 ;
- the ahead-market workstream for the Energy Security Board in 2020;
- acting for the New South Wales Government during the sale of Transgrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy in 2015;
- the Australian Energy Market Commission’s assessment of the five-minute settlement rule change in 2016; and
- the Distribution Network Pricing rule change in 2014.
Prior to founding Endgame, Oliver led the quantitative team at the Australian Energy Market Commission, and worked at a number of economic and energy market consultancies. He holds a first class honours in pure mathematics, as well as commerce degree with majors in economics and finance
Joseph Nunez is a director of Endgame Economics. Before joining Endgame, Joseph worked at the Australian Energy Market Commission as a senior quantitative analyst for five years. Prior to that Joseph worked as a consultant at UMS group.
As a senior quantitative analyst at the AEMC, Joseph led the development of the Commission’s market modelling capability. This allowed the Commission to improve significantly their capacity to provide advice and undertake analysis. Joseph also established the Commission’s capabilities in running machine learning algorithms and dealing with big data.
As a consultant, Joseph has worked across the length and breadth of the electricity sector, providing advice on asset management, and the development of data science teams. He has developed numerous internal modelling tools for utility businesses across Australia and Asia.
Joseph is an exceptional programmer, with extensive experience working with Python, R, Julia and a raft of other programming languages. He is also an expert user of PLEXOS, and has a close working relationship with the Energy Exemplar development team, who regularly seek his advice on how they can improve their software.
Joseph holds a Bachelor of Information systems and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Franklin Liu is a director of Endgame Economics. He has more than 10 years’ experience as an energy market economist and academic researcher. His main areas of expertise are market design, policy and regulatory analysis, and quantitative modelling. Prior to joining Endgame Economics, Franklin worked in both consulting and public sector roles.
In his previous consulting roles, he managed teams that provided market insight analysis as well as leading a wide range of modelling projects in the energy sectors for governments, regulators, and private clients. He has also led several large-scale model design and implementation projects both internally and for his clients.
Franklin was a Principal Economist of Market Design at the Australian Energy Market Operator. There, he provided internal leadership advice and led teams that engaged in external regulatory and market design processes. During the Energy Security Board’s Post-2025 Market Design project, Franklin led the AEMO team that worked on improving the scheduling mechanism, including the design of Unit Commitment for Security and System Security Mechanism.
Franklin holds a Doctor of Philosophy in economics specialising in applied game theory. Part of his PhD thesis was published in the Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organisation. Throughout his Doctoral program, Franklin taught economics as an associate lecturer across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects.
Jack Simpson is a director of Endgame Economics. Jack has over 10 years’ experience working as a consultant, data scientist, and an academic researcher. He holds a PhD in computational biology and brings extensive expertise applying artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to solve problems in the energy sector.
Milad is a Data Scientist who joined Endgame Economics in March 2021. Since joining Endgame, Milad has applied his extensive data science and statistical skills to a range of projects. Milad’s previous experience mainly focusses on time series analysis in financial markets, but he is now turning his skills to the energy and utilities sectors. Milad holds a Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Propulsion Engineering.
Energy Market Analyst
Maddie is an Energy Market Analyst who joined Endgame in March 2022. Maddie has previously worked as a consultant in the energy sector and brings an understanding of the operation of the physical power system and related markets. Maddie is passionate about the decarbonisation of the economy and helping clients to overcome the associated challenges and harness new opportunities. Maddie holds a first class honours in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney.
Angela is an Analyst who joined Endgame in January 2022. Angela holds an honours degree in Economics with a second major in Design from the University of Sydney. Her thesis looked at econometric methods to assess the effects of Welfare-to-Work reforms on single mothers. Angela possesses a rare combination of statistical skills, knowledge of economics, and an understanding of the theory of design.
Charlie is an Analyst who joined Endgame in February 2021. Since that time, Charlie has supported the rest of the team as an analyst on several projects. Charlie holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies from the University of Sydney, majoring in Economics and Finance. In 2019, Charlie completed an internship at the Australian Energy Market Commission.