Member of the Transport Policy Panel
Jeremy Drew is a transport economist specialising in railways. He has over 30 years experience including employment with Coopers & Lybrand Management Consultants (now IBM Business Consulting), the World Bank, and the British Council (as university lecturer in transport planning). He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds and has just completed 18 months as Senior Economic Adviser at the Community of European Railways, a body that represents the interests of railways with European institutions in Brussels.
He has provided advice on a range of rail transport policy and business issues for the rail industry, regulators and government in the UK. His UK rail experience includes work at the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) where he was responsible for track access agreements.
He has advised the UK Department for Transport (DfT) on modal shift of freight to rail and the evaluation of franchise bids and the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) on investment, capacity allocation, access charges and the funding of rail freight schemes. He has also advised franchise operators on investment issues and assisted them to prepare franchise bids, mainly on traffic forecasts.
His international experience also includes work on railways in South Africa, China, Russia, Greece, Slovakia, Hungary, Denmark, Ukraine, India and Kazakhstan. This covered public service obligations, rolling stock leasing, investment planning, appraisal and funding, railway restructuring, passenger and freight tariffs, and demand forecasting. His main clients for this work are the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development, as well as private clients. He participated in a high level OECD/ITF mission to Russia to review rail restructuring experience.
Jeremy publishes regularly in academic and professional journals.