Jeffrey Paul Morgan
Board Member, Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority (URCA), Bahamas
Mr Jeffrey Paul Morgan is a senior regulatory professional having engaged in regulatory practice since 1995, specifically in utility and telecommunications regulation. Prior to that he worked for 24 years at senior management levels in electric and water utility management and operations.
In 2017 Mr Morgan was appointed the first Chief Executive Officer of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) of the Cayman Islands. His term ended in August 2018. He served as a founding Deputy Director General for two three year terms before being appointed as Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Jamaica and was a key member of the team engaged by the Government of Jamaica to “create” the OUR.
Since 2009 he has been a non-executive director of the Utility Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) of the Bahamas, serving as the Deputy Chairperson between 2009 and 2017.
He practices as an independent consultant on regulatory policy and related issues in the Energy, Telecommunications and Water Sectors. He has advised clients such as the International Telecommunications Union and advised the Government of the Cayman Islands on regulatory reform issues related to the legal and institutional design for the merger of the existing single sector regulators into a multi sector regulatory organisation. During that tenure in the Cayman Islands he was appointed by the Cabinet as the Chair of National Energy Policy Review Committee.
Mr Morgan served two terms (2006 – 2008) as Chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO); he is a Founding Member and served two terms (2001 -2004) as Vice Chairman of Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) and subsequently as Chairman for two terms (2004 – 2006)). He again served as Chairman for one term 2013/2014. He has also served as Co - Vice Chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC’s) International Relations Committee and also as 2nd Vice President of OLADE’s “Forum of Supervisory Entities and Regulatory Agencies for Electric Power Activities”.
Mr Morgan, a PURC Senior Fellow, is a graduate of the University of Salford, England, is a Professional Engineer registered in Jamaica, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom, Fellow of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers and Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers of the USA.