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Who We Are
Our economic consultants have a vast array of experience in our two core areas of work. Get to know us!

the Volterra team

Our economic consultants apply cutting edge economic, behavioural and scientific analysis to forge a new perspective on business and public issues. Our experts have a vast array of combined experience and areas of expertise.

Our Partners

Ellie Evans

Senior Partner

Ellie is the Senior Partner at Volterra, specialising in the economic impact of development proposals, and manages many of the company’s projects on economic impact, regeneration, transport and development. She delivers high quality projects to clients across the public and private sector.

Paul Ormerod


Paul has many years of experience in working with companies to develop models to enhance their decision making.  An acknowledged expert on advanced modelling techniques, he is frequently invited to address academic groups all over the world.

expert advisors

Bridget Rosewell

Bridget is one of the founders of  Volterra. She is a Commissioner for the National Infrastructure Commission, appointed at its inception in October 2015. As one of the UK’s most influential economists, she has an extensive track record in advising public and private sector clients on key strategic issues.

Paul Buchanan

Paul is a transport economist with some 30 years experience in the planning, economic and financial appraisal of a wide range of public and private sector transport investments.

Paul has specific expertise in the development of the economic case for public transport projects and is an expert on road pricing. 

The Team

Alex O’Byrne


Alex O’Byrne is an associate at Volterra, and is also a member of the Mayor’s Infrastructure Young Professionals Panel. He specialises in understanding the link between strategic developments and the wider economic and policy environment. Alex manages a range of infrastructure and property development projects.

Luke Thurley

senior economic consultant

Luke is experienced in economic impact modelling for property developments and transport infrastructure. Luke is interested in the socio-economic impact of projects and uses statistical methods to estimate the potential direct, indirect and induced economic impacts of proposed developments, as well as assessing the broader social impacts on the provision of education, health and other social infrastructure.

Peter Reddy

senior economic consultant

Peter has gained work experience at LSE Centre for Economic Performance, Crime Laboratory as a Research Assistant and continued to work as a Research Assistant for CORE Econ whilst studying for his masters. Peter holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham and MSc Economics from UCL.

Elizabeth Bamford

senior economic consultant

Elizabeth gained experience working at TES Global as a Digital Marketplace Business & Strategy intern.

Elizabeth holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester and a Psychology GDA from the University of Melbourne.

Ross Bateman

economic consultant

Ross is a consultant at Volterra and holds a First Class BSc degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham; he achieved an academic excellence award from his degree, graduating within the top 3% of students. Ross’ experience lays in finance, namely through a placement in Canary Wharf.

Ross has worked on a number of regeneration projects and economic appraisals of areas. Notable projects Ross has been a part of include evaluating the economic importance and contribution of Oxford Street to the wider district, quantifying the socio-economic contribution of the Cadogan Estate to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and evaluating the socio-economic impacts of the proposed redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.

Andy McNaught

economic consultant

Prior to joining Volterra, Andy gained three years’ experience in transport economics, modelling and appraisal with an engineering consultancy. He contributed towards the economic cases of successful ‘Housing Infrastructure Fund’ and ‘Transforming Cities Fund’ applications, and was the economics lead on a bid to the ‘Major Road Network Fund’ for improvements to a motorway junction on the M4.

Andy is currently working on a research piece investigating issues surrounding the monetisation of travel time savings, and in other work is developing strategies for a Med Tech development in Waterloo. Andy holds a BSc and MA from the University of Bristol in Mathematics and Philosophy.


economic consultant

Ian has gained work experience working on a major technology-based redevelopment project in Cambridge, and his MSc Public Policy dissertation was a quantitative research thesis on the impacts of transport infrastructure investment on economic growth in developing countries.

Ian holds a First Class Honors BSc in Economics from Swansea University and MSc Public Policy from UCL.

Anna Rodriguez Rumsey

economic consultant

Anna is a consultant at Volterra and holds a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Bath. Prior to joining Volterra, Anna gained experience working with datasets and producing statistical analyses whilst working at Abbott Diabetes Care as a Statistician.

Anna is currently working on a research piece centred on evaluating the geographical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst also assessing the consequences of the pandemic for various sectors. She is also currently working on the socio-economic assessment and health impact assessment of a commercial-led development in Elephant and Castle, Southwark.

Sofia Kaur

economic consultant

Sofia is a consultant at Volterra and holds a First Class (Hons) Economics BSc degree from UCL. Prior to joining Volterra, Sofia has written economics articles for online commercial awareness hub, thePoint, including an article on ‘whether the UK should deploy negative interest rates’

Sofia is currently working on a study considering the range of affordable workspace requirements across London’s boroughs and how these align with market trends, supply, and demand. She is also currently working on the socio-economic assessment of a retail-led development in Enfield.

Adam Sands

economic consultant

Adam is a consultant at Volterra and holds a First Class BSc degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. Adam has gained work experience at Black Country Consortium where he analyzed various datasets to inform local decision makers of the key trends in the economy. As part of his role, Adam helped produce a report on the economic impact of the University of Wolverhampton, and reviewed the performance of a local employment programme.

Adam is currently working on a research piece on how to make road pricing publicly acceptable in the UK. In other work, Adam is supporting the socio-economic assessment and health impact assessment of a residential-led mixed use development in Camden.