Professor Peter Hansford has welcomed Daniel Hanson, a highly-respected economist, to the Hansford Review panel.

The Hansford Review has been tasked by the board of Network Rail with examining contestability in the UK rail market, as well as exploring options for third party investment and infrastructure delivery on the national rail network.

Daniel leads PwC’s strategy, economics and policy work in the transport sector. He has considerable experience in the economic appraisal of major transport projects as well as an understanding of how third party investment can play a role in delivering enhanced infrastructure.

Most recently Daniel has advised on the appraisal of a number of major road projects and is nominated to the DfT’s Expert Panel on Road Investment Strategy 2. He was one of the architects of the regulatory framework for High Speed 1 and is advising on the regulation of, and access charge framework for, Crossrail (i.e. the Elizabeth Line). He also brings extensive experience of competition, regulation and dispute resolution to the Hansford Review panel – complementing the skills of the six existing panel members.

The other members of the Hansford Review panel are:

  • Alistair Gordon – Chief Executive Officer, Keolis
  • Andy Milner – Chief Executive Officer, Amey
  • John Smith – Managing Director, GB Railfreight
  • Matthew Symes – Partner, Concerto
  • Mike Gerrard – Independent Expert
  • Zara Lamont – Performance Improvement Director, Carillion

Professor Peter Hansford said: “I’m delighted to welcome Daniel as a member of the Hansford Review panel. Daniel has already been able to inform our thinking, playing an active part in the review of evidence and data by panel members that took place just before Easter. His expertise in economics will be particularly important as we move into the final stages of this Review.”

Daniel leads PwC’s Strategy, Economics and Policy work in the Transport sector. He led PwC’s advice on the economic appraisal of a number of major road projects and advised the Airports Commission on runway capacity. He is also nominated to the DfT’s Expert Panel on Road Investment Strategy 2.

Daniel was one of the architects of the regulatory framework for High Speed 1 and is advising on the regulation of, and access charge framework for, Crossrail (i.e. the Elizabeth Line). He also has extensive experience on competition, regulation and disputes more generally – in transport as well as in numerous other sectors.

The Hansford Review is due to report its findings to the Network Rail Board in Spring of 2017.

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