Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (1994)
BSc – Mathematics and Finance, Oxford Brookes University (1990)
Jonathan Ashcroft, an Associate Director of ESP Consulting UK, is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ power sector experience. Jonathan has advisory experience as well as an in depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed in regulatory negotiations, whilst driving a company’s own strategic priorities and goals.
He has supported on multiple cost review and price control assignments while a consultant with ESP Consulting. Prior to this, Jonathan held various roles in industry where he led Regulation and Strategy roles. In these roles, he owned price control negotiations and implemented key aspects of competition through industry restructure whilst also responsible for ongoing industry compliance. He also trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, where he worked on a number of wholesale energy market assignments.
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With ESP Consulting, Jonathan has provided expert support to utility regulators on various cost reviews and price controls. Examples include:
Jonathan’s experience in industry includes negotiations, transaction support and overall functional leadership. For example, Jonathan: