Julian Roche graduated with a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and also holds both an MPhil in politics from Exeter University and a PhD in risk management policy from Deakin University.
He began his career with the MoD as a Soviet and East European analyst, specialising in foreign trade and economic modelling of the Warsaw Pact countries. He subsequently joined the mainstream Civil Service fast stream, where he specialised in major privatisations and procurement at the time of the development of PFI. He then returned to economic analysis and became a divisional forecasting head for DRI McGraw-Hill. After having established a real estate forecasting service for DRI and subsequently worked on a range of derivative contracts for the London Commodity Exchange, in 1991 he set up his own consultancy with a range of clients from the international property sector including banks and chartered surveyors.
In 1995 he was appointed a senior consultant to a venture capital company, Hudson Venture Partners, where he advised on corporate structure, flotations, trade sales and business valuations, holding that position until 2000. Since then he has been working primarily in Europe as a consultant, advising global banks and government agencies in the Middle East and Asia on aspects of investment, infrastructure and real estate financing, valuation and restructuring. He has also published a number of books, including on valuations and real estate modelling.
His career in training commenced in 1998 and he regularly presents seminars on a range of financial topics, with a particular interest in infrastructure finance and modelling, leasing, investment and PPP topics. He has also presented PPP and financing seminars to investment bankers, government agencies, and other financial organisations worldwide and currently delivers around 80 to 100 days a year of training.