Paul joined PBA in 2014 as Director of Economics. He currently leads the Transport Planning, Transport Modelling and Transport Economics teams in Scotland.
Paul is an experienced Project Director and Manager with wide-ranging experience and knowledge in economic appraisal of transport schemes, business case development, option appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, cost benefit analysis, demand forecasting and economic impact assessments. As well as local responsibilities for the operational management responsibilities of the transport team in Scotland, Paul has a national role in leading on all aspects of transport economics and business case development across the practice. He leads PBA’s Business Case Technical Skills team, providing advice, mentoring and sharing of best practice across the business on all aspects of business case development.
Paul has over 25 years of experience working as a professional economist, both in the public and private sectors. Paul worked for the Scottish Government where he was responsible for providing economic advice on the development of transport policy, particularly the economic viability and value for money of major transport projects, policies and programmes. Since moving to the private sector Paul has directed or managed a large number of projects for key clients, including the World Bank, UK Department for Transport, Scottish Government, Transport Scotland and Transport for London. The work has ranged from business cases of major transport projects to evaluations of national policies and strategies.
Paul has been an expert witness in the Scottish and UK Parliaments, providing evidence to a number of Committees on the impacts of transport schemes.