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Francis Heil

Chartered Engineer and Principal Consultant


Francis Heil is a Chartered Engineer and Principal Consultant at Atkins, with over 11 years’ experience in climate change and resilience. He’s led climate change projects for cities, governments, infrastructure companies, the private sector, development organisations, and international financial institutions in the UK & Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and the Pacific.

He leads Atkins’ work on climate-related financial disclosure (TCFD) and provides advice to clients related to sustainable finance, climate transition and physical risks, scenario analysis, resilience action planning, and investment decision making. His experience spans across urban environments, water, transport, energy, buildings, agriculture, forestry, and the natural environment. Francis also represents Atkins on the London Climate Change Partnership (LCCP) convened by the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Prior to Akins, Francis was a lead contributor to the UK National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC) Resilience project, working alongside government departments, regulators, and infrastructure operators to inform government policy, and as technical lead for water, flooding and environment.
He has a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, and was previously a lead for water and sanitation for Engineers Without Borders Australia.

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