Robert Kemp is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, an Associate of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health and Member of the Institute of Risk Management.  Robert is an experienced Assurance / Audit professional, who strives to make a difference in what he does and in the way that he does it.

He is a versatile manager, with broad experience across business sectors and disciplines. He has over 20 years’ experience in the railway industry with various senior management roles relating to Risk, Internal Audit, Insurance, Business Continuity, Management Systems and Assurance. He was most recently Crossrail Head of Internal Audit. He has strong communication skills at all corporate levels, allied to good people skills with a proven ability to work under his own direction but also as a team player.



  • Masters in Business Administration (with Merit) - MBA

  • Masters degree in Environmental Management for Business (with Distinction) - MSc

  • Honours degree in Environmental Studies (Environmental Protection and Monitoring) (1st class) - BSc (Hons)

  • NEBOSH General Certificate In Occupational Safety and Health (with Distinction)

  • International Certificate in Risk Management (with Distinction)

  • Six Sigma yellow belt

  • Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • Associate member of Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

  • Associate member of the Institute of Risk Management



  • Transport for London Crossrail Head of Audit for nine years.

  • Chair of the Crossrail integrated Assurance Group, which included the NAO, ORR, DfT, the Cabinet Office, and the Crossrail Project Representative. The purpose of CIAG was to reduce the level of assurance intrusion, a model being adopted by the DfT for HS2.

  • Agreed the Crossrail Integrated Assurance Plan with the audit committee, and delivered to schedule.

  • Managed the TfL Health, Safety, Environmental and Technical Audit team on an interim basis whilst Crossrail Head of Audit. Managed important audits such as the Competency Audit of Tram Operations Limited following the Croydon Tram incident.

  • As Tube Lines Head of Corporate Risk and Audit led a team of nine risk managers, financial and management systems auditors, and coordinated twenty other technical auditors across Tube Lines.

  • Developed an integrated risk management and audit process for Tube Lines, ensuring that all audits were demonstrably risk based.


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