Shane is a skilled economist, researcher, appraisal and evaluation practitioner providing services to public, private and social purpose organisations. He has previously worked as senior economist at both the South West Regional Development Agency and the Met Office. Since 2012 he has operated as a freelance consultant, delivering services directly to clients as well as working on an associate basis for a number of small economic development consultancies. He delivers insightful and robust client-focused reports and is experienced in project and contract management. He also provides technical advice and guidance to a number of organisations. He has managed multi-discipline teams in previous roles.