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I have over 20 years’ experience of providing commercial and financial advice and due diligence across many aspects of transport, in particular rail. This has included providing support on transactions or solving complex commercial challenges for infrastructure owners, operators and investors, governments, regulators, freight and passenger train operators and rolling stock leasing companies.

My experience spans all elements of the rail sector giving me an in depth understanding of the complex interfaces and the operational and commercial environment in which it operates, along with an appreciation of the various stakeholder perspectives and incentives. My experience also covers other aspects of transport including ports, airports, and busses, as well as an appreciation of the important interactions between modes of transport.

I have a passion for transport, adding value and solving problems that clients face, ensuring passengers and users are at the heart of thinking. I have been involved in the design of a number of commercial models, including the West Coast Partnership with its unique aspects to enable contracting flexibility and partnership working. I was an integral part of the hugely important Williams Rail Review providing commercial advice in respect of its considerations of new industry structures and commercial models; and have supported the government during the course of the pandemic implementing emergency measures for the rail operators and then providing stability for recovery and to enable reform with the National Rail Contract design.

Outside work, my time is taken up by family (mainly running around after my two lads!), football and keeping fit when I can.

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Accounting
  • ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
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