Matt O’Rourke


Matthew has 20 years’ experience in telecommunications policy and regulation across emerging and developed markets in over 60 countries. He has particular expertise in ex ante regulation of competition, access and pricing; market liberalisation; the development of proportionate regulation for small island markets; and the design of regulatory institutions.

His recent project experience includes:

  • A feasibility study for the ASEAN Secretariat into the establishment of a Telecommunications Single Market embracing the 10 ASEAN Member States;
  • Economic and financial cost modelling to inform wholesale pricing of submarine cable capacity leases and market valuations of the cable landing operations in a number Pacific Island states;
  • Advising on the institutional design of Myanmar’s first independent telecommunications regulatory authority and drafting the enabling legislation;
  • Definition and analysis of various wholesale telecommunications markets in Papua New Guinea and assessment of the need for regulated access to particular wholesale services.

Prior to joining Incyte, Matthew worked in for Cable & Wireless PLC and with the national regulatory authorities in Australia and Ireland.

Matthew has a Master’s in Global Competition and Consumer Protection Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne; a Master’s in Business Administration from the AGSM at the University of New South Wales; and a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Canberra. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.