Directors and Staff
The directors are supported by a range of analysts with skills in subject areas as railway operations, economics and mathematical modelling.
Dr Nigel G Harris (Managing Director)
Nigel’s reputation was originally based on technical advances in network modelling and fares policy research, but he also has expertise in operational simulation, demand forecasting, scheme appraisal and railway business planning, which gives him one of the best understandings in the country of railway business performance. Overseas work means that he now has experience on every continent except Antarctica! He is a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Newcastle and Birmingham, has written over 50 papers on railway planning issues, and co-authored the key texts Planning Passenger Railways, Planning Freight Railways and The Privatisation of British Rail.
Richard Talbot (Principal Consultant)
Richard has had a wide ranging and varied career across the rail industry for over 25 years, including experience with British Rail, Connex, Railtrack and National Car Parks. During this time, Richard has delivered consistently high quality work outputs across a diverse range of activities both within, and as a supplier to, the rail industry. Along the way Richard has acquired considerable skills and experience in the fields of railway operations (including retailing and station management) and business planning, subsequently becoming a renowned expert in the field of rail car parking.
David is a career railwayman, with over 30 years’ service with British Rail and Regional Railways, finishing at a very senior level with Central Trains. His key strengths are the ability to spot new business opportunities and then build the partnership required to develop, fund and implement the scheme. His clear understanding of the dynamics of a successful railway business, matching market requirements with effective resource utilisation, have continued to be applied to the new railway since his move into consultancy, where he specialises in economic and operational feasibility studies.
Last updated: Sunday, 18th December 2016
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