Tom Henman

Charity Trustee

Tom is a chartered scientist and Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) with over 25 years’ experience of land contamination assessment and remediation gained in consultancy and industry. He has worked on many high profile brownfield and infrastructure projects – including the M74 Completion in Glasgow, Queensferry Crossing, Exxon Bowling remediation and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium – and has been recognised with several Brownfield Awards.

Tom is a director at environmental consultancy RSK, and as a member of the UK Leadership team for RSK Geosciences is responsible for setting the future and strategic direction of this large business. He also continues to oversee delivery of major projects and expert advice services on land contamination, particularly in Scotland.

Over recent years, Tom has had an increasing focus on responding to the climate and biodiversity crises facing us, and his primary role has switched focus to lead and champion Sustainability and Innovation within the business. This also aligns with one of his longstanding areas of interest, the beneficial reuse of brownfield land, mitigating and reducing environmental risks and liabilities while maximising the opportunities for biodiversity enhancement, greenspace and other natural capital benefits.

Tom acted as Deputy Chair then Chair of the SiLC Professional & Technical Panel (PTP) from 2020 to March 2024. SiLC is a professional body that champions technical quality in land assessments and offers the highest level of accreditation in this area. He is now acting as Recent Past PTP Chair and Deputy Chair of the SiLC Board.

Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and getting out into nature, be that hiking, wildlife watching or indulging his love of photography.