POLICY ADVOCACY AND STRATEGY | Key Staff

Castalia helps clients understand and influence the policy and market environment in which they operate.

Alex Sundakov—Alex is a public policy expert and advises companies and industry groups on effective policy proposals and strategies. Alex has been actively involved in policy instruments designed to respond to Kyoto Protocol obligations, including the debate on the design of the Emissions Trading Schemes in Australia and New Zealand and implementing transactions to trade carbon credits. Alex is closely involved in pharmaceuticals policy, through the review of the National Medicines Strategy in New Zealand and through submissions to the Health Standing Committee inquiry into the Common Drug Review in Canada.

Alastair FurnivalAlastair leads our work in health & education, food & agriculture, and cross-border trade & investment with China.  He was previously a Chief of Staff in the Abbott and Howard Governments, Chief Economist for Kraft Foods, and a Vice-President at CRA Economics.  He holds a BA from the University of Queensland and an MCom from the University of Sydney, and is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Public Affairs.