After holding research and lecturing posts at the Universities of Exeter and Cambridge, Colin worked first with Economic Consultants Ltd and then with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) on a variety of strategy and marketing assignments and on various project planning, development and appraisal studies.
He spent many years with John Laing plc, latterly as Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development. Activities covered building and civil engineering, housing and non-residential development, building material manufacture and infrastructure investment/services. He has worked on projects in UK, Europe, USA, South America, Middle East, Africa, Japan and South East Asia.
SAMI projects have included work on the Regional Economic Strategy for SEEDA, a UK housing association, Scenarios for China and India 2015, development & implication of long-term scenarios for the UK transport industry for a company active in the UK rail sector, and projects on future long-term employment and skill requirements in the UK construction industry, UK retail motor industry and UK power sector for sector skill councils, as well as in the wider English and Welsh economies for the UK Commission for Employment & Skills.
Colin is a SAMI Fellow. He has a B.A. Hons and M.A. from Exeter University in Economics, a Cambridge M.A. and holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance. He is a Certified Management Consultant and a Member of the Institute of Consulting. He is a former chairman and member of the European Council of Economists, and is a member and former Chair of The Forecasting Committee for the UK Construction Industries