Paul is a Director of gsc with over 20 years’ experience working for a range of large and small economic and advisory consultancies. In 2011, Paul established george stanley consulting with the aim of providing big consulting firm service to clients at boutique firm prices.
Paul specialises in the provision of economic advice in relation to major infrastructure projects, programs and industry developments using cost benefit analysis, economic impact analysis and regulatory and policy assessments.
Paul has worked in the areas of regulation, business/operational improvement and economic development, undertaking projects involving pricing and costing principles and model design, strategic direction development and analysis, due diligence, market positioning and organisational change analysis.
Paul has done work for with Commonwealth and State Government clients within Australia such as NSW Health Infrastructure, Infrastructure Australia, Commonwealth, NSW, South Australian and Victorian Departments of Transport and Infrastructure, the Department of Sustainability and Environment, RMS, Western Australian Department of Planning and Infrastructure as well as many others.
Paul has a special interest in freight and logistics assessment, and the improvement in operational efficiencies across supply chains, having undertaken a range of freight related studies for government and corporate clients, including Transport for NSW, ARTC, Port Authority of NSW, Port of Melbourne and Pacific National.
Kirk is an associate with gsc and has over 20 years of transport experience across a range of roles and responsibilities. Before joining gsc, Kirk worked as the Manager of Freight, Port and Precinct Strategies at Transport for NSW (TfNSW). Over the years, Kirk has developed specialist understanding of strategic land use planning, freight and logistics operations as well as transport demand assessment.
Kirk also has undertaken significant work in strategic land use planning for freight and logistics including work on Future Transport 2056 and the NSW Freight and Ports Strategy. At Transport for NSW, Kirk managed the investigations of several freight railway corridors, including the Lower Hunter Freight Corridor and the Western Sydney Freight Line, as well as sites for potential intermodal terminals and future fuel pipelines.
Kirk has also been involved in infrastructure grant program assessments, including Fixing Country Road and Fixing Country Rail, including regional stakeholder workshops and proponent consultation. Kirk has specialised niche skills in industries, bulk construction materials, waste and general freight with particular focus on forecasting demand of commodity production, supply chain flows, and transport network outcomes. Kirk previously worked in Commonwealth, State and Local Government and academia, across multiple roles including procurement and transport modelling.
Most recently as part of gsc, Kirk joined the Fast Rail team as a Specialist Freight Advisor and provided expert advice on freight flows and network operational factors. Kirk’s specialist understanding of freight operations and site localities successfully informed investigations across the fast rail corridors, between Sydney and Canberra, Dubbo/Parkes, Newcastle and Nowra.
James is an Associate Director with george stanley consulting having over 11 years experience in program funding and economic analysis. James specialises in producing funding submissions for infrastructure projects, undertaking cost-benefit analyses, project management, stakeholders management as well as the development and management of large scale infrastructure funding programs. Over the last 5 years, James has developed a thorough understanding of NSW transport and industry.
James has worked for Transport for NSW and RailCorp (Sydney Trains) across a range of roles and with a range of responsibilities, including as a Treasury Analyst, Economist and Manager within the Freight Infrastructure Funding team. James has recently undertaken work with Infrastructure Australia as an economist secondee since 2017, working closely with the project advisory team.
James has done work for with Commonwealth and State Government clients within Australia such as Infrastructure Australia, Department of Premier Cabinet, NSW Roads and Maratime Services, Transport for NSW as well as many others. James has a special interest in freight related business cases, having undertaken an extensive range of freight related studies and business case development projects for Government.