Portrait of Katie-Lee English

Katie-Lee English, CA : Senior Consultant

Katie specialises in public policy, corporate finance, economic regulation and commercial strategy. Since joining Oxera she has worked across a number of sectors including government, transport, energy and education. Katie joined Oxera from HM Treasury in 2015, where she was Head of Rail Policy, having previously led on rail franchising finance policy at the UK Department for Transport. Prior to her experience in central government, Katie worked for the UK postal regulator (now Ofcom) on regulatory finance issues. Katie initially trained as a Chartered Accountant while working within the corporate finance division of Ernst & Young LLP, and has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management.

Katie-Lee speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253048

Katie-Lee's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Advising government on the future commercial structure of the rail network (2017)

  • Estimating the cost of capital for a regulated rail infrastructure owner (2017)

  • Estimating the economic impact of increased social mobility for the Sutton Trust, a UK education charity (2016–17)

  • Advising a major regulated transport infrastructure provider in relation to the sale of part of its business (2016)

  • Advising the UK defence industry on profit regulation introduced by the SSRO (2016)

  • Advising a retailer on the renegotiation of the wholesale contract for its mobile phone business (2015–16)


  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland

  • MSc Public Policy and Management, University of London

  • BSc Mathematics and Economics, London School of Economics

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