TEAM2100 Environment Agency , deputy programme director
Helena Henao-Fernandez has been involved in the Asset Management and Tidal Flood Risk Protection for London and the Thames Estuary for the last 13 years. A Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Helena has more than 22-years experience exercising the profession on a wide range of strategic infrastructure projects in different countries. Her passion for flood risk management in the River Thames is currently fulfilled at her current role as Deputy Programme Director for the Thames Estuary Asset Management Programme (TEAM2100). In this role Helena is the lead on behalf of the Environment Agency in the United Kingdom for the first phase of a 100-year flood risk management plan for the Thames Estuary. The programme is estimated to cost £3 billion over the next 40 years. Helena is leveraging innovative staff inclusion efforts to achieve major innovations and performance.