John Boss Consulting B.V.


John Boss has been involved with the establishment, review, implementation and execution of PPP projects, - This is a sample of some projects with private sector involvement:

Job/Client Description / tasks
Manila Metro PPP; Ministry of Transport, Philippines Project leader for definition and development of a PPP to build a new metro through the middle of Manila.

Review of policy measures in incentivising ERTMS on board fitment DG MOVE (EU Directorate General Mobility), Brussels

Provided technical and contextual support for a team engaged by DG Move to determine the effectiveness in stimulating fitment of ERTMS on governmnet and private sector legacy fleets

Review of effectiveness of interoperability risk mitigation DG MOVE (EU Directorate General Mobility), Brussels

Reviewed performance of teams engaged by DG MOVE to address interoperability risks in implementation of the TSI CCS

Sydney greater metropolitan ETCS Program; RailCorp Sydney Australia

Designed the procurement strategy for the application of ETCS to the greater Sydney Metropolitan area and rolling stock fleet. Leader of the procurement team, work included specification development, Industry consultation, risk allocation and contract design.

Belgium rail network ETCS strategy review; Infrabel (Belgium)

Reviewed the structure, delivery risk, approach and budget implications of the strategy for the ETCS national roll out.

Dutch High Speed Railway; Ministry of Transport, the Netherlands Intimate involvement with the definition development and delivery of this 7bn Euro project for the Dutch Government, including program definition, contract development, tendering, commercial management of the project. Leader of commercial team for definition and implementation of rail systems contracts. Program liaison with Dutch Ministry of Finance.

Dutch HSL ERTMS Upgrade; Ministry of Transport, the Netherlands

Commercial manager of upgrade from v2.2.2 to v 2.3.0d, necessary for commencement of high speed services.

Metro renovation project rescue and turnaround; City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Diagnostic of project to identify causes of critical problems. Organizational restructuring, implementation of engineering and program controls. Engineering and delivery management.

Steering group, Dutch national ERTMS rollout; Ministry of Transport, The Netherlands

Evaluation of deliverables. Guidance on strategic directions. Challenge of conclusions and underlying reasoning leading to strategy for national roll out of ERTMS in the Netherlands.

Gate Review, Dutch national ERTMS rollout; Ministry of Transport, The Netherlands

Evaluation of project definition (scope and finance projections) to determine readiness of project to proceed to next phase. Advice to program on approach in preparation for submission to Dutch Parliament.

Queensland National Heavy Haul freight; Confidential client

Review of cost and performance drivers across the Queensland coal network.

Resignalling of Denmark Program; Danish Ministry of Finance

Advised on readiness of the program team and appropriateness of the procurement strategies / risk transfers for resignalling (incl. ERTMS rollout) the country of the Denmark.

London Underground; London Underground Limited

Development of engineering delivery protocols for renewal program under PPP contracts, integrating safety accreditation with engineering project delivery.

Dublin Metro; Irish ministry of transport

Designed procurement strategy, risk allocation and performance models for delivery of a cross-city metro. Developed rail project appraisal guidelines for Ministry of Finance.

Portuguese High Speed Rail; Ministries of transport and Finance

Developed the performance model for the Portuguese High Speed Rail program.

Amsterdam Metro; Amsterdam City

Designed procurement and implementation strategies for replacement of rolling stock fleet and renewal of entire metro signalling and train control program. Review included procurement options with PPP constructions.

Delft rail redevelopment; Dutch Ministries of transport, Finance and special regulation

Leader of the team charged with rescuing the Delft rail redevelopment project from collapse. Reviewed contractual and engineering considerations in delivery of the program, developed revised commercial and financial structure with fundamental changes in risk allocation between ministries and provincial government bodies.

Technology program delivery review; Dutch Ministry of Transport

Reviewed complications inherent in delivery of rail technology projects and associated project impacts. Conducted a survey of international rail projects delivering and designed measures to de risk future program delivery.