My name's René Lavanchy. I'm a freelance journalist specialising in infrastructure, particularly financing, funding, procurement and policy. This blog parades a little of what I know (more here).
I've written about infrastructure for The Guardian, Total Politics magazine, Private Eye magazine and Modern Railways magazine amongst others. I also help out a certain corporate entity with it. Previously I was a senior reporter at Infrastructure Journal and a political/industrial/policy reporter at Tribune magazine.
I'm always interested in hearing about freelance writing and other opportunities. You can contact me at rene dot lavanchy at googlemail dot com.
Monthly Archives: March 2014
You don’t get to be the £597,000-a-year chairman of a big government-owned company like HS2 Limited without knowing how to handle demanding politicians and a dimwitted public. And so it is with Sir David Higgins. His report ‘HS2 Plus’ published … Continue reading
Sir David Higgins, chairman of HS2 Ltd, is today expected to announce some cost savings for High Speed 2 , the north-south high-speed rail link the UK government proposes to build. If press reports are accurate, then these ‘savings’ carry … Continue reading
George Osborne, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, loves the Mersey Gateway bridge project. He wouldn’t shut up about it in autumn 2011 when the BBC’s Andrew Marr was interviewing him at the Conservative Party Conference; every time Marr tried … Continue reading