My Life in Treasury: Inês Faden da Silva
As Group Treasurer for Tideway, the utility behind London’s new 25km ‘super sewer’, Inês Faden da Silva is helping to make a positive impact on current and future generations. And thanks to a career that has seen her consistently arrive in the right place at the right time, her capacity to make a difference is formidable.
Whenever a hole in the ground appears, it’s human nature to want to look into it. Perhaps it’s something about our innate desire to see what has never been seen before, but in the case of Tideway it might just be that the hole in question is also absolutely vast.
Of course, it’s more than just a hole, but as engineering projects go, Tideway, the regulated utility charged with building London’s super sewer, takes some beating. This magnificent upgrade of the capital’s infrastructure, due for completion in 2025, augments the existing, and still fully functional, network of Victorian sewers.
The aim is to create a sustainable structure that will meet the demands placed on it by the city’s rapidly expanding population well into the 22nd century, keeping tidal River Thames clean. Anyone whose curiosity has prompted them to witness the ongoing work will recognise the massive surge of civil engineering excellence and energy required to make it happen.