Binnies brings additional specialism to its flood and coast team
Tom Gallagher joins Binnies as a stakeholder communications specialist and brings with him over twenty years’ engagement experience from across the public and private sectors. Tom’s focus over the past seven years has been on coastal concerns, working with communities, local and central government, business groups and campaign organisations.
Tom worked for Southern Water, establishing a network of stakeholders from the Isle of Wight to the Isle of Sheppey that were concerned with the quality of coastal waters. He was instrumental in the development of the water company’s pioneering Beachbuoy online spill reporting system. Tom established a stakeholder advisory panel to steer the development of the platform and ensure its credibility. Tom most recently led the stakeholder engagement strategy for JBA Consulting, where he worked closely with key clients. He has delivered strategies for a range of flood and coastal erosion schemes across the South East.
“I’m really excited to be joining Binnies and supporting communities to meet the challenges of our time,” says Tom. “Adaptation is key, as we face a future of environmental change. Our commitment to elevate the quality of life for local communities speaks to our ability to think innovatively, which I’m very excited to be a part of.”
Hannah Coogan, Regional Delivery Director, Flood, Coast and Maritime, says: “Tom is a great addition to our team of specialists that supports flood, coast and maritime projects. His background in local government and at Southern Water has given him first-hand experience of working with stakeholders and local communities, both on the ground and strategically. I am looking forward to working with Tom on a range of complex and interesting projects, from coastal realignment studies to climate-resilient infrastructure and nature-based solutions. Tom will make a critical contribution to the work we do for our clients and for the local communities they serve, especially in light of the increasing challenge from climate change.”
Emma Stevens, Head of Environmental Services, added, “The whole Binnies team is really excited to welcome and to be working with Tom. Expanding our knowledge and skills in engagement is critical to how our projects contribute to sustainable and resilient communities. Tom is brimming with enthusiasm and innovative ideas on how we can deliver more for our clients and for those communities.”
At Binnies, we create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery. Backed by a culture that has stayed true since the company’s founding over 100 years ago, Binnies develops intelligent water and environmental solutions using a whole-life-cycle approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. We strive to elevate the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.
Binnies is an RSK group company and was formerly part of Black & Veatch.
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