Richard (a fluent French speaker) is a versatile client-side Infrastructure and Project Commercial Services Consultant specialising in the development of major infrastructure. His skills allow major public-sector clients or contractors working on behalf of the public sector to deliver the best value on regulated public sector economic infrastructure.


Equally able to assess the needs of an organisation as he is able to shape their delivery, design and deliver simple, flexible implementation plans and can win people over to new ways of working. He has strong Transport Sector management and commercial expertise. He understands large government procurement and bidding processes that drive toward deal closure.



  • BSc. (Hons), Building (Environmental Engineering) Services (2:1 Honours), Bath University, UK

  • MSc. Architecture (Construction Economics & Management), (with Distinction) Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London, UK

  • MSc. Construction Law and Arbitration, (with Merit) Kings College London, UK

  • CEng and MCIBSE, Chartered Engineer and Member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers

  • Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIoA)

  • Project Finance and Credit Analysis 1, BPP



  • Winning regional and national rail infrastructure projects for CH2M Hill to deliver an ambitious mainline rail market entry and market expansion strategy.

  • Saving Balfour Beatty’s London Underground business by negotiating a £100m transfer of risk back to the client and securing Board agreement to a change in business model leading into Track Partnership.

  • Preparing bids and plans involving train and freight operators; notably NEX/BB DLR concession submission, NR Sponsorship for Felixstowe to Nuneaton gauge clearance.

  • Winning and negotiating (in German) the Gotthard Tunnel construction programme in Switzerland for a four-way rail systems joint venture worth CHF450m.

  • Working with the UK Department for Transport (up to Secretary of State level) on a new agenda for skills development for the rail industry.


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