Michael Colella

Associate Director

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in transport, focusing on commercial, economic and planning issues for clients around the world.

Michael joined Steer from Transport for London where he held senior roles in Europe’s largest transport authority, including directing the development, management and delivery of Crossrail. In this role, he secured approval for the project requirements (including phasing) and programme delivery strategies as well as changes to the rolling stock and depot procurement structure, which significantly reduced costs. Michael was also instrumental in negotiating the transfer and securing authorisation for the transformation of London’s Overground network.

At Steer, Michael leads the UK business and financial modelling team. He also supports our rail team, working in areas such as P-Rep roles, major schemes and devolution, creating bespoke solutions for clients in the UK, US and Latin America. He has extensive experience in understanding client needs and is able to develop realistic practical solutions to help secure senior management approval and stakeholder buy-in.

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