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Mva Consultancy Appoints Alan Shirley Principal Transport Economist

Wednesday, 07 January 2009


Leading transport specialist MVA Consultancy has appointed Alan Shirley as Principal Transport Economist within its Glasgow office.

Alan brings significant experience to the consultancy's Transport Economics team headed by Paul McCartney.

During five years in the transport sector he has acquired wide-ranging expertise in providing advice on the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance, economic appraisals of transport schemes, option appraisals and evaluation, cost benefit analysis, demand forecasting, economic impact assessments and business cases.

Key projects include working on the evaluation of national concessionary travel in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland, the Port Ellen and Kennacraig Business Cases for Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited, the STAG Refresh for Transport Scotland and the Haymarket Interchange study and Masterplan on behalf of Edinburgh City Council.

Alan will be charged with supporting the consultancy's strategy to develop its Transport Economics consultancy business throughout the country.

Scottish Divisional Director, Dougie McDonald said: "Staff in our transport planning, modelling and economics businesses work closely together to assist clients work through their transport problems using national guidance.  Adding Alan to Paul's Transport Economics team strengthens our offering further and I'm sure our clients will see the benefits of that in the years ahead. "

Alan joins MVA from Halcrow Group, where he was a senior transport economist.


Note to editors
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, MVA Consultancy provides advice on transport and other policy areas, to central, regional and local government, agencies, developers, operators and financiers.

 A diverse group of results-oriented people, we employ over 500 people worldwide. Through client business planning, customer research and strategy development we create solutions that work for real people in the real world.