James is an experienced consultant with a background in transport and infrastructure. He has been involved in consulting projects across most of the major economic infrastructure sectors and has worked for a number of government departments and regulators.
James Gillingham is an experienced consultant with a background in transport and infrastructure policy in the UK. He has been involved in consulting projects across most of the major economic infrastructure sectors and has worked for a number of government departments and regulators, including Ofgem, Ofwat, the Civil Aviation Authority, Office of Rail and Road, and the Department for Transport.
James has advised the Department for Transport on the development of the performance regime for Highways England during the second road investment period (“RIS2”). He also supported Rail Delivery Group on its submission to the Williams Rail Review. His other work for CEPA includes advising the National Infrastructure Commission on financing UK infrastructure, and supporting Ofgem as it developed the high level methodology for the default tariff retail price cap for domestic energy consumers.
Prior to joining CEPA, James held a number of roles at HM Treasury. He worked on the UK Government’s analysis of the long-term economic impact of leaving the European Union and the short-term implications of a vote to leave. Before that, he provided economic research and policy advice to support the government’s objective to rebalance economic growth across the UK regions and to develop a Northern Powerhouse. He also advised HM Treasury ministers on issues across the rail industry and has secured approval for major new schemes like High Speed 2, Thameslink and Crossrail rolling stock procurements, and competitions for new train operating franchises.
James holds a BA in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge.
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