Charles Russell


Charles has worked with the company for over 30 years – helping build the company’s expertise and reputation across the world.

Charles leads our international transaction offer – working with colleagues across the world to provide consistent and robust support to clients. Based in our London office, Charles plays a guiding role on many of our most significant projects.  His remit includes providing the ‘single company’ support to our work in traffic/ revenue analysis, in operational and technical and in financial and commercial analysis.

With a depth of experience in important projects across all modes, Charles is known and respected across the industry. His work has crossed all modes – including the core tolls road, transit and high-speed rail projects – and leads our growing maritime offer.  As the infrastructure market widens away from the traditional transport projects, Charles helps to ensure that the Steer’s team continuously repositions itself to reflect changing demand.  

Articles and insights by this expert

20 Sep 2017

Growing appetite, limited opportunities

The last decade has been difficult for transport infrastructure providers. After years of reliable growth, motorway traffic fell or remained static, after the 2008  financial crisis. Traffic through airports, railways and even ferries also suffered.

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25 Jul 2014

Changing tides for the maritime industry

A recent article by Lloyds Loading List asked ‘Was 2013 a turning point for container shipping?’ Against a background of ongoing overcapacity and plummeting box rates on many routes2, some surprising developments took place.

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03 Feb 2014

Traffic forecasting in troubled times

What’s happening on Europe’s roads? We have always been able to say that ‘whatever the economic climate, road traffic never falls’, and indeed, from the early 70s through until the middle of the last decade that might have held - but no longer!

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27 Dec 2012

Falling toll revenues

The impact of the widespread recession has certainly been observed on the traffic carried (and revenues generated) on road concessions across Europe. We have looked at roads across Europe from Ireland to Poland and from Germany to southern Spain, and traffic levels have indeed fallen behind the anticipated levels.

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We are Steer

Yes, you are in the right place. After 40 years, we have changed our name from Steer Davies Gleave to mark our growing international footprint and our expanding portfolio into sectors beyond transport.

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