Gavin Barfield is the Chief Technology Advisor for Meralco, the Philippines largest power distributor. He is overall responsible for the company’s corporate information technology, corporate technology strategy (IT and OT) and project management functions. In addition, Gavin acts as an advisor on a number of market and industry issues and sits on the Meralco Management Committee.
Gavin is a well-recognised expert in both the Philippines and Singapore Energy Market and has spoken at a number of international conferences on Asian energy markets. He was involved in the design and development of both the Singapore National Energy Market (NEMS) and the Philippines Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) and regularly advised the Philippines Department of Energy and Singapore Energy Market Authority on industry developments and regulatory issues. Coming from a strong IT background Gavin worked extensively for Singapore Power in the design and development of the IT systems that support the Singapore Electricity Market.
Prior to joining Meralco Gavin led Pöyry’s Energy Consulting in Asia Pacific and PA Consulting’s operations in South East Asia. Gavin holds a Batchelor of Science Degree (First Class) from Loughborough University (UK).