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Peter Hetherington

Peter Hetherington

Chief Economist

Peter joined JCRA in August 2020 as Senior Economic Case Officer, and was promoted to Chief Economist for the Authority in April 2023. He is an experienced economist and has worked for a number of regulators in the United Kingdom.

His first role was with Ofcom, working across broadcasting, telecoms and spectrum projects. Subsequently, he was a Principal Economist at Ofwat, where he worked extensively on price reviews, market design and the management of water resources.

Until joining JCRA, Peter was the Senior Economist for the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition at the Gambling Commission. There he led the design of the new incentive and regulatory framework for the Fourth Licence.

Peter has a first class degree in Economics and an MSc in Industrial Economics with Distinction from the University of East Anglia.

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