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Professional consulting economist with 15 years’ experience appraising and shaping economic and public policy interventions for governments, multinational institutions and authorities around the world.

Direct experience providing economic advice and analysis in international environments as part of a career split between Europe and Asia.

TOM CALLAHAN

Tom has considerable experience of development and establishment of infrastructure, including:

  • Transport infrastructure: Direct experience leading the economic and financial appraisals of proposed investments covering all major modes, from rail (light, heavy and high-speed) and road to proposed new container ports, airports, ferry terminals, cruise terminals and heliports.

  • Tourism infrastructure: leading the development of a National Cruise Tourism Strategy for Malaysia (including infrastructure appraisals); appraising fly-cruise infrastructure needs in key Pacific Islands; economic, financial and transaction advisory work for proposed commercial, hotel, university and convention and exhibition facilities; and six years of financial advisory work to support the delivery of one of the world’s largest cultural districts.

  • Municipal and specialist infrastructure: Ranging from waste treatment to science parks.

 

Tom is experienced in working with the Five Case Model and Other UK Methodologies to deliver large-scale infrastructure investment appraisals. For example, leading the economic analysis underpinning Hong Kong’s Long Term Railway Development Strategy, following development and securing approval for a robust new appraisal methodology drawing on best practice from the UK, US, Japan and the World Bank. This was then used to appraise some 60+ possible infrastructure investment schemes comprising new lines and new stations across the whole railway network.

 

Tom's business case experience includes supporting new service delivery models for the Hong Kong Government and a proposed revised approach to area-based planning, delivery and management around Hong Kong’s world famous Victoria Harbour.

 

Tom is regularly invited to speak at conferences and host workshops.  He has developed and delivered training sessions on ‘The Economics of Infrastructure’ for the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers.

Tom's geographical experience covers Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, Singapore, United Kingdom, European Union.