Portrait of Dr Rupert Booth

Dr Rupert Booth : Senior Adviser

Rupert is a pragmatic and widely qualified economist and chartered engineer, with global experience of economic analysis and financial appraisal. He has worked for many of the world’s leading consulting and engineering firms, in the UK and overseas. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has Masters’ degrees in competition economics (MA) and law (LLM). He is also a qualified Better Business Case Practitioner and is a Certified Public–Private Partnerships Professional. His PhD from Warwick Business School focused on the correlation of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical sector with firms’ comparative efficiency, as measured by Data Envelopment Analysis.

Rupert speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253224

Rupert's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Mastercard. Advice on cost allocation principles for the calculation of segment profitability (2022)

  • Anglian Water Services. Critique of Ofwat’s proposals for funding of Bioresources, as part of the PR24 price review (2022)

  • Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks. Advice during the RIIO-ED2 price control, focusing on Ongoing Efficiency and Real Price Effects (2022)

  • South West Water. Advice during the PR24 price review, with emphasis on the Long-term Delivery Strategy and adaptive planning (2022)

  • Investment management company. Advice on quantification of damages in an aircraft leasing dispute (2022)

  • Department for Transport. Drafting of an Outline Business Case and a Strategic Outline Business Case for the Waterloo & City and Piccadilly tube lines for Driverless Trains. Subsequent design of a Analytical Hierarchy Process model to support multi-criteria analysis of five tube lines (Victoria, Central, Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Waterloo & City) and the subsequent analysis of scenarios (2022)


  • Booth, R. (2021), ‘Investment appraisal in the round: why MCA?’, Agenda, February.

  • Booth, R. (2021), Setting Fair, Reasonable & Non-Discriminatory Royalty Rates in the Biopharmaceutical Sector, Advantox.

  • Booth, R. (2020), ‘Preparing for resilience: analysing and treating risk’, Agenda, December.

  • Booth R.J. (2014), ‘Economic analysis and survey of water infrastructure in emerging economies’, Proceedings of the ICE – Municipal Engineer, 167:3, 1 September, pp. 125 –136.

  • Booth R.J. (2012), ‘Risk planning for interdependencies: from theory to practice’, Proceedings of the ICE – Municipal Engineer, 165:2, 1 June, pp. 85–92.

  • Booth, R. (2011), ‘Patent pools in pharmaceuticals: a drop in the ocean?’, Agenda, February.


  • PhD, Warwick Business School, UK

  • MA Economics, Kings College London, UK

  • Master of Laws (Commercial and corporate law), University of London, UK

  • Certified Public Private Partnership Professional, APMG

  • Envision Sustainability Professional, via the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Acuity Institute

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