Clients in the Natural Hazard Resilience sector are working in the highly emotive space where the forces of nature, politics and paradise collide and the need to plan for climate change is more important than ever.
Tonkin + Taylor’s clients need solutions that stakeholders will accept, ratepayers will fund and politicians will vote for. Richard Reinen-Hamill has repeatedly proven he can deliver in that environment - he personifies the term 'trusted advisor'.
Richard is Tonkin + Taylor's Sector Director for Natural Hazard Resilience, a Technical Director in Coastal Engineering and has leading experience in multi-hazard risk assessments and adaptation strategies and responses.
He has more than 28 years’ international experience in coastal processes, coastal hazard risk assessment, including climate change effects, coastal management, and developing adaptation responses including dynamic adaptive techniques for government and commercial clients.
Richard is at the forefront of coastal engineering and coastal hazard risk and adaptation expertise in New Zealand. He has a wealth of national and international experience on award-winning coastal projects, often including technical challenges, innovative solutions, and multi-disciplinary and stakeholder involvement.
He has both participated and directed many large high-profile projects in New Zealand – including New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment, the restoration of Wellington's Oriental Bay and Auckland's Onehunga Foreshore. He continues to provide innovative, cost effective solutions for our clients and is increasingly called upon as a technical expert and advisor.
Richard has a BE (Hons, Civil), an ME (Coastal) and a Certificate in Multi-Hazard Risk Assessments. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers in New Zealand (IPENZ).