Sarah Hayes

Sarah is an economist with 20 years experience of working across infrastructure sectors in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Sarah worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers based in London and Tanzania focused on privatisation deals from 1998-2004. She returned to London to complete a Masters in economic regulation and competition policy and then worked with Orange France Telecom Group from 2006-2010 focused on mobile regulation across Orange subsidiaries worldwide.

In 2010, Sarah moved to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean to set up a framework for economic regulation of the telecommunications sector and once that was established she returned to the UK to work for the National Infrastructure Commission in late 2016. She led the study which published the report, “Data for the public good” promoting the benefits of sharing data and setting out the vision for a national digital twin. She is currently leading the NIC study on regulation looking at the need for regulatory change across telecoms, energy and water.