GTA Consultants is delighted to welcome Associate Director Ed Zhao to its Transport Advisory team.
Ed was most recently a senior executive in one of the United Kingdom’s largest private rail and bus operators, Stagecoach. He is a highly skilled management and technical advisor, bringing together experiences from working as a consultant and as a senior manager in transport operations. He has a strong track record of optimising investments, specifying and bidding for franchise contracts, delivering strategic advice on reform and development, improving operator profit and organisational effectiveness, and preparing business cases.
Examples of his work include undertaking economic appraisals for a multi-billion-pound rail capacity enhancement scheme in central London, leading the finance team on a billion-pound turnover rail franchise bid, and advising the Norwegian government on appraisal frameworks for high-speed rail, refining ticket prices to increase operator profit.
Christian Griffith - Director and GTA’s Transport Advisory Business Group Lead said, “Ed is a great addition to our advisory team. He brings not only technical skills in modelling and appraisals, but also broad experience in management from a UK public transport perspective. We are delighted to have him onboard, delivering investment and operational solutions and strengthening our business case team. ”