Paul leads the Analytical Unit at TfW, established in November 2018 to improve the quality and consistency of the evidence base underpinning transport decision-making and investment in Wales. Paul leads a team responsible for a range of analytical applications including transport modelling, GIS and accessibility modelling. A core focus of the Analytical Unit is to understand current and predicted volumes and patterns of travel demand by all modes of transport across Wales. Paul therefore has overall responsibility for the three regional multi-modal transport models covering Wales – the South East Wales Transport Model (SEWTM) previously developed by the Welsh Government in 2015 and the two new models for South West & Mid Wales and North Wales, both of which will be ready towards the end of 2020. Over the next year, Paul’s focus will be on enhancing the in-house technical capabilities of the Analytical Unit.
Paul has 15 years’ experience in transport planning, with the majority of that time spent in two of the UK’s largest consultancies – Atkins and Mott MacDonald. Until joining TfW Paul had spent his career working on transport business cases for public sector clients, including for Highways England, public transport schemes for local authorities in England and for Belfast Rapid Transit. Paul is experienced in a range of transport appraisal methodologies and delivers graduate training sessions in business case and appraisal.