RBconsult is a small, independent consultancy focussed on transportation. The company is run by Robert Bain. Based in the UK and Canada, RBconsult works internationally providing commercial due diligence services to banks, institutional investors, insurance companies, infrastructure funds, IFIs and government agencies. The company specialises in the preparation of independent demand and revenue projections for road and rail projects and the critical review of forecasts made by third parties.

Rob has held senior positions in both the engineering and financial services sectors. For 15 years he worked as a traffic and transportation consultant for public and private sector clients in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2002 he joined the Infrastructure Finance Ratings practice at Standard & Poor’s specialising in transportation and PPP credits. Having completed a PhD in private finance (Leeds, 2008), Rob established RBconsult with an emphasis on investor support.

Outside RBconsult, Rob has held a number of academic appointments including Visiting Research Fellow (Leeds University) and Honorary Professor (University College London). Rob’s research interests include transport demand modelling, forecasting accuracy and predictive reliability. He has published extensively on these topics (see resume for more details). As an internationally-recognised practitioner, academic and authority in his field, Rob is regularly retained as a testifying expert witness in arbitration and litigation cases by global law firms.


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