In this event on November 9 2020 James Richardson, Chief Economist at the National Infrastructure Commission, and Amanda Rowlatt, Chief Analyst and Strategy Director at the Department for Transport, will discuss the future of infrastructure appraisal. This event will be held at a central London location or as a Webinar (details will be released nearer the time).
James Richardson has been Chief Economist at the National Infrastructure Commission since April 2016. The NIC is an independent body, providing expert advice to the Government on long-term infrastructure strategy. James heads the NIC secretariat’s economics team and led on production of the UK’s first ever National Infrastructure Assessment, an in-depth assessment of the UK’s major infrastructure needs on a 30-year time horizon. Prior to this, James was Director, Fiscal and Deputy Chief Economic Adviser at HM Treasury from July 2012 to March 2016 and Director, Public Spending and Chief Microeconomist at HM Treasury from September 2008 to July 2012. James sits on the Ofgem RIIO2 Challenge Group and was formerly a member of the Economic and Social Research Council.
Amanda Rowlatt is Chief Analyst and Strategy Director at the Department for Transport. Before this she was Chief Economist at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Competition Commission and the Office for National Statistics. She has also had policy director responsibilities at the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for International Development. She is currently a non-executive director at Brunel University, Voluntary Services Overseas, an NHS health trust and a further education college.