Philippa Short

MEc (W.Aust.),GDip Comp Policy (Oxf.Brookes), BSc (Natural Resource Management) (Hons) (W.Aust.), BEc (W.Aust.)


Environment & Climate Change, Public Policy


Investment appraisal & business cases, Policy design, Policy evaluation & reform, Market performance & evaluation

Philippa has extensive experience in economic and natural resource analysis across a range of sectors, including the environment, earth resources and circular economy.

Widely known for her unique combination of scientific, regulatory and economic knowledge and her ability to extract and clearly and concisely communicate information, Philippa helps our clients and partners make decisions that shape the future wisely and positively. 

Her cross-sector experience includes:

  • Regulatory and institutional reform
    Developing or supporting regulatory impact statements for national and state government clients on issues including waste management, environmental sustainability and safety reform. 
  • Economic analysis 
    Including economic research, cost benefit analysis, development of business cases and policy advice in relation to environmental sustainability. 
  • Structural policy 
    Including microeconomic and financial analysis. 
  • Consultation
    Extensive experience developing findings based on written and verbal consultations with stakeholders and third parties.

Before joining Marsden Jacob, Philippa held roles at the UK Competition Commission, the Western Australian Department of Treasury and Finance and environmental consulting firms (specialising in land capability and usage). 

Philippa holds Bachelor degrees in Natural Resource Management (Honours) and Economics, as well as a Master of Economics from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Competition Policy from Oxford-Brookes University, UK.

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