James is a professional infrastructure and transport economist with 30 years’ experience. He has worked in more than 50 countries worldwide, including in Eastern and Southern Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the UK. He has worked on schemes in the transport, water, and urban development sectors.
James is experienced in infrastructure investment strategy development, economic and financial appraisal and quantified risk analysis. He is also experienced in institutional development and capacity building, including the implementation of technical training programmes, and the development of processes and guidelines. James has wide experience in the development and appraisal of climate resilient infrastructure strategies and investment programmes.
James leads IMC’s Economics and Finance team, providing technical direction to a range of projects with respect to infrastructure economics, public private partnerships, climate resilience and climate finance. He is a skilled leader of inter-disciplinary project teams.
“Helping clients understand often conflicting priorities and ensuring the most efficient use of scarce financial resources is a key role of the economist on any team. Being able to influence decision making, reflecting technical and economic analyses on priorities for investment in infrastructure is an important aspect of my role.”