David Thomas

Global Head of Economics & Regulation


David is a partner based in our London office. He leads our global Economics & Regulation practice of some 300 professionals across a number of centres of excellence around the world. The practice includes former senior sectoral and competition regulators, economists, MBAs and accountants. It focuses on working for governments and regulators in helping them establish more effective regulatory regimes and for corporates undergoing sectoral or competition authority scrutiny. It also provides forensic economic services in disputes. David is a former director of Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, and has 31 years of experience primarily in the telecoms sector where he has advised well over 100 companies, governments and regulators in over 30 countries around the world in areas such as regulatory strategy, litigation and privatisation.

Areas of expertise

Risk Consulting

Education and qualifications

  • MA (Cantab) Economics


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales

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