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

  • 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)

  • Water Distributor. Direct Procurement for Customer (DPC) lead adviser for a water resilience programme, coordinating technical, financial, economic, regulatory and procurement workstreams, to enable the DPC project to pass through the Ofwat Control Points (2022)

  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Drafted a position paper for an original methodology for calculating the Public Sector Benchmark (PSB) range for the MetroLink Public Private Partnership (PPP) project (MetroLink PPP), including the processes for updating the PSB, a timeline for its use, and a maturity assessment of the input data (2022)

  • Network Rail. For the Transpennine Route Upgrade, review of the Outline Business Case and the design of a consistent Value Framework to support ‘Project 13’ contracting approaches. For the Midland Mainline 3 project, development of a Strategic Brief, to be used as a basis for the Target Operating Model (2022)

  • Lower Thames Crossing. Drafting of specifications for user requirements, technical functional and user interface, for a funding model for the Lower Thames Crossing, to examine sensitivities to inflation rates and programme delays. Management of the subsequent model build (2022)

  • UK electricity network. Specification of a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) framework for appraising Alternative Delivery Models. This was followed by the building and testing of a spreadsheet, to implement (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.


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder

  • 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

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