Senior economist Sarah Nankervis joins Sapere in Melbourne

27 March 2023 1 min. read
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A/NZ-based economic, public policy and forensic & litigation consultancy Sapere has brought in climate change and environmental policy expert Sarah Nankervis as a principal.

Sarah Nankervis joins Sapere after a period of freelance climate change, energy and environmental policy economics consulting, before which she was with the Victorian Department of Environment.

An applied economics graduate of La Trobe University, Nankervis spent the first six years of her career between the Victorian Treasury & Finance and Sustainability & Environment departments, before then switching to the private sector with Deloitte, where she continued to advise state and territory governments on environmental and energy policy matters including work on the NT’s climate change strategy.

Sarah Nankervis, Principal, Sapere

Across her career, Nankervis has advised policymakers in numerous areas of climate policy and strategy, such as on carbon market design, housing energy efficiency reform, agriculture policy reform, water market reform and pollutants management. Her work includes program and policy reviews, policy design, cost benefit analysis and insights, and economic impact studies among other assignments.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarah to our Melbourne office,” Sapere stated on LinkedIn. “Sarah enjoys solving policy challenges that simultaneously care for the outcomes of the environment and the community, with climate change policy a particular focus. This fascination emerged after completing her honours thesis on climate change forestry impacts in 2001.”

Nankervis has found an appropriate home for her experience, with energy and environment sector and public policy consulting a particular area of focus at Sapere, alongside lines in health and social services, forensics accounting and litigation, financial crime investigations and risk, internal arbitration, and valuations.

Sapere was established in 2010, before which it was LECG, and has a team of around 70 consultants. The firm has six offices across Australia and New Zealand.