Gene is a former manager in the Australian Treasury and has extensive experience in economic analysis and research. Gene’s expertise includes cost-benefit analysis, economic impact analysis, regulatory economics, training and workshop facilitation, and econometrics. In his consulting work, Gene has undertaken analysis for private and public sector clients of a wide range of projects and policies, including regional tourism projects, an Indigenous housing project, and tax policies affecting investment properties, among many others.
He has a broad range of Australian and international experience—e.g. while at the Australian Treasury, Gene designed a G20 workshop on international labour mobility. Gene has also led, co-led or participated as an expert presenter in three University of Queensland International Development courses delivered to Indonesian Government officials, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the World Bank.
Gene is an accomplished speaker and regular economics commentator for the ABC, commercial radio and television current affairs and national newspapers. Recent speaking engagements have included CPA Australia conferences across Australia and the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) Convention in Perth. He is the principal of Adept Economics.