Rachel Tomkins
Rachel Tomkins
head of HSEQ Assurance
Tideway

Having led the Quality, Innovation and Continuous Improvement functions for the Tideway project as the Head of Business Excellence, Rachel is now driving assurance performance across multiple disciplines, in the newly formed HSEQ Assurance role. Formerly a member of the Armed forces, serving as an officer in the Royal Engineers in Germany and Norther Ireland, Rachel joined Tideway in April 2015 after a 9-year, career break, securing one of the construction industries first “Returnships”.

Specialising in “nature’s engineering” studying hydrology and geomorphology, undertaking a Himalayan expedition to measure the erosivity of monsoonal rainfall, ignited an early passion for the natural world and its conservation. Attracted to working for Tideway with its vision to clean up and reconnect Londoners to the River Thames, Rachel’s passion has been re-ignited by the recent recognition of the pivotal role that engineering and the construction industry will need to play in the climate challenge arena going forwards.