NineSquared welcomes Megan Roberts to the firm boosting our transport economics and appraisal expertise in our Sydney office.
Having recently moved to Sydney, Megan has over 5 years’ experience working as an economist in the UK Civil Service. During that time, she developed knowledge of transport appraisal and cost benefit analysis applied to a range of policy areas. From working in government, she has a good understanding of the inner workings of government departments.
Megan’s most recent experience includes appraisal of multiple rail investment decisions covering new railway lines, upgrading of existing key stations and improving journey service offerings. She has also updated the vehicle mileage forecasts used in UK Transport Appraisal Guidance, helping to improve the accuracy of air quality forecasts in Local Authorities across the UK.
Prior to that, Megan worked in Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Department for Communities and Local Government, shaping policy around local government spending and forecasting spending pressures on Local Authorities. She also worked to embed the Department for Transport’s published quality assurance framework, helping to ensure analytical results are communicated to senior decision makers effectively.