We are scheduling big names for the 2018 event - see the full 2017 speaker line-up below
The 9th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe is the region's leading forum for the shutdown of the first wave of nuclear power plants. Discover the latest and most innovative developments in the decommissioning and waste management space by hearing from the industry’s leading utilities, regulators and experts.
The 2018 speaker list is in its final stages of production and will be showcased shortly. In the meantime, see below for those who shared expert insight at the conference last year:
Utility & SLC Perspectives
Chief of Decommissioning Cost Estimation
Sylvain DESECURES has worked at EDF since 1994, for the first five years as a Management Controller. He then moved into the role of Deputy Project Manager for EPR, which he occupied from 2000 to 2006. Since 2007 he has been in charge of Decommissioning Cost Estimates for the EDF PWR fleet. He is also the Project manager in charge of optimising technical aspects of the future decommissioning programme of the PWR fleet and securing its cost estimation.
Senior Procurement Advisor Nuclear Decommissioning
Gérard started his career in the nuclear field early 80-ies, working for Westinghouse in Belgium.
He joined Vattenfall Ringhals Projects Procurement team in 1997, to later become the site Procurement & Logistics Director.
2010 he joined the Vattenfall Centralised Procurement Organisation. He is now Sr. Advisor in Generation Procurement supporting the Business Unit Nuclear Decommissioning.
Head of Spent Fuel & Disposal Services
As a Head of Spent fuel and Disposal Services at Fortum Corporation Dr. Sami Hautakangas works closely with the nuclear decommissioning and waste management. During his career in Fortum he has had various roles and positions in nuclear waste management activities, which are related to Fortum’s fully owned Loviisa nuclear power plant and other Fortum’s partly owned NPPs. He has had a role in Posiva and SKB BoDs and participated actively to the public discussions related to the disposal of spent nuclear fuel. In addition he has been closely contributing to the nuclear safety and waste R&D programs at corporation as well as nationally and internationally.
Director Nuclear Decommissioning Services
Jörg Klasen is 46 years old and in charge of EnBW’s commercial activities in the field of nuclear decommissioning services and consulting. He and his consulting-team help NPP-operators in strategy development and efficiency programs across Europe.
In the past he was responsible for EnBW’s corporate strategy for more than 5 years as well as 4 years for the business development and efficiency programs of the distribution grid.
Before joining EnBW he was project leader at The Boston Consulting Group and member of the utility and industrial goods practices.
Jörg Klasen studied aerospace engineering and business administration in Germany and U.K. He holds diplomas in engineering and business administration, both form the University of Stuttgart, and a Master of Engineering from the University of Exeter, U.K.
He is a guest professor for project-management at ESB Business School, University of Reutlingen
Head of Planning
Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
Various positions from 1982 to 2016 at Ignalina NPP:
From 2016 to date
Head of Activity Planning division
From 2012 to 2016
Adviser to General Director
From 2010 to 2012
From 2000 to 2010
Decommissioning service manager.
From 1994 to 2000
Head of production – engineering division.
From 1982 to 1994
Head of Estimating
John has responsibility for setting the estimating strategy, developing the systems and procedures across a portfolio of £50bn on one of the most challenging nuclear facilities in the world.
Before joining Sellafield, John was with Jacobs for 17years as the Manager of Project Services, covering Project Controls, Estimating, Procurement and Contract Administration functions, applicable to project delivery on industry sectors including Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Infrastructure, and Power & Nuclear.
He started his career with Mowlem, before moving to Laing Construction, where he remained for 8 years in the role of Estimating Manager, before joining Jacobs.
Finally, one of John’s many roles is to represent Sellafield on the NDA’s Benchmarking forum.
Head of Decommissioning
Peter Berben holds master degrees in Nuclear Energy and Instrumentation and a MBA on International Management Program.
He started his professional career in 1990 at Tractebel Engineering, performing safety studies for the Belgian NPPs. Became in 2000 assistant key account manager for nuclear fuel at Electrabel at the Doel NPP, and was from 2005 to 2007 key account manager at Tractebel Engineering for the Borssele NPP in The Netherlands.
From 2007 to 2009, he was a nuclear development manager at GDF SUEZ and in 2009 he became adjunct VP at GDF SUEZ Corporate’s Division for Nuclear Developments.
Since 2013, he is the deputy head nuclear liabilities and program manager Decommissioning & Dismantling at ENGIE Electrabel. As from late 2015, he is also head of decommissioning at Tecnubel – ENGIE BU BeNeLux where he is responsible of developing new business, focusing on remote handling and robotics.
Project Delivery Improvement
Jeremy was until April 2017 the Head of Project Controls at Magnox.
He is currently tasked with implementing the Project Delivery Improvement Process which is seeking to raise and improve project delivery capability throughout Magnox. His Magnox role requires close working relationships with the Site Licence Company and the NDA SLC facing team.
He joined Magnox when Cavendish Fluor Partnership were awarded the Parent Body Organisation (PBO) contract by the NDA in 2014. Jeremy has a wealth of experience in Project Controls having held senior Programme Management positions at Cavendish Nuclear, ECH, AMEC, Mott Macdonald, FWEL and the MOD in his 30 year career.
Director PMU Consultant Bohunice
2015-2016 Consultant Project Director at Bohunice PMU for decommissioning V1 NPP
2005-2011 Team Leader of TACIS Large Scale Project in KOLA NPP (Russia), for a complex for LRW treatment.
2006-2011 Part time support to Global Partnership Project as Inspector for dismantling Nuclear Propelled Submarines of former Soviet Union (Murmansk – Russia)
1999-2004 TEAM LEADER, in the TACIS OSA to BN 350 NPP (Aktau, KAZAKHSTAN) From March 2008 to December 2009 Leader of Sogin participation to a project for Solid Radwaste Treatment in BN 350 site.
Evaluation of Khmelnistky 2 NPP (Ukraine) safety measures (2004)
April 2004 – December 2009 Part time support to TACIS project at Khmelnitsky 1 NPP (UKRAINE), follow up of LRW treatment system supply. Started in June 2005 a part time support to TACIS project at Khmelnitsky 1 NPP (UKRAINE), follow up of Alarm Sheets preparation and Operator information Support system.
Participation to TACIS project A1.01/97 in Metsamor NPP – ARMENIA, for preparation of Emergency Operating Procedures for VVER 440 NPP (model 213).
Participation (1996) in TACIS project EUK 9508 for UKRAINE ('Study of the impact of the phased closure of Chernobyl Units on the Ukrainian Electricity Grid').
13.2 Other important experiences abroad
Remarkable work experiences in USA (1984-85 at Pittsburgh, Westinghouse Water Reactor Division) for development and testing of Real time Simulator of Italian PUN Project. Significant work experience in Minor work experiences in several European countries (Germany, Spain, France, Great Britain) and Lybia.
Managing Director Barsebäck Kraft AB
Åsa is the Managing Director of Barsebäck Kraft AB, BKAB, license holder of the twin nuclear plant in Barsebäck, Sweden. BKAB is part of the international Uniper Group. As managing director Åsa is responsible for the complete decommissioning project of Barsebäck NPP - first of its kind in Sweden. Åsa is also a member of Sydkraft Nuclear Power AB leadership team, accountable for the Uniper shares in the Swedish nuclear industry, including shares in all of the three nuclear power plants in operation.
Åsa has a Master of Science in Mechanical Technology from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Between 2008 and 2015 she worked as Operations Manager and Manager for New Build & Back End at E.ON Kärnkraft Sverige AB. She managed E.ON strategic actions and plans for nuclear new build and backend, and was responsible for the 34% E.ON shares of the Fennovoima New Build Project (Hannikivi I) in Finland.
Since 2008 Åsa has worked closely with Barsebäck Kraft AB management to develop the dismantling strategy and business improvement activities. In 2012 she initiated and established the initial dismantling project including removing, packing and storing of reactor pressure vessel internals of the two reactors in Barsebäck NPP. Execution will continue until 2019. The following complete dismantling is being prepared to continue by 2021.
Head of Waste Services
LLW Repository Ltd
Dr Craig Ashton has over 17yrs experience in the nuclear industry where he has held a variety of senior operational, technical, and business roles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, a Chartered Environmentalist and holds a Doctorate in the proportionate and sustainable regulation of the nuclear industry. He is currently the Head of Waste Management Services at the LLWR, operating a suite of radioactive waste management service to UK customers. He lives in Seascale with his wife and two young children where he is a local parish councillor and junior football coach.
Waste Integration Manager
Ciara Walsh started her career undertaking research on radon dosimetry at University College Dublin before working on atmospheric dispersion and off site dose assessments at the NRPB (now PHE). After 10 years at RWM working on disposability of Higher Activity Wastes, including identification of opportunities for optimising waste management, she moved to Sellafield as Integrated Waste Strategy Manager. This role requires a cradle to grave approach for waste management, including management across waste classifications. Ciara is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Technical Capability Development Manager
Mike has worked in the nuclear sector for the past 30-years predominantly as a Project Manager or Operations Manager on Decommissioning projects.
Mike is now leading a technical team in the Remediation value stream at Sellafield and is responsible for adapting, developing, integrating and active demonstration capabilities to support solid waste decommissioning.
Oliver Wilhelm works as senior consultant for EnBW’s commercial activities in the field of nuclear decommissioning services and consulting. The consulting-team helps NPP-operators in strategy development and efficiency programs across Europe.
In the past he was part of the process engineering team responsible for the operation of the EnBW-NPPs in Neckarwestheim and Philippsburg.
Oliver Wilhelm studied physics and process engineering in Germany and Switzerland. He holds a diploma in physics and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, from the University of Tübingen and ETH Zürich, respectively.
Posiva Solutions Oy
Mr. Pohjonen has over 25 years of international experience in the energy sector. He has previously held various sales and management positions in the engineering and management consulting business, e.g. in Fortum Oyj and Pöyry. Moreover, Mr. Pohjonen has broad expertise in the nuclear energy business acquired in numerous projects in Finland and in almost all European countries that utilize nuclear energy, as well as in the Middle East and China. He has also worked as an invited expert in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on several occasions.
Government, Regulatory and Agency Insights
Director of Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Waste Technology and Research Reactor Division
Christophe Xerri has 25 years of experience in nuclear fuel cycle and waste management. Before his appointment to the IAEA, he served from 2011 to 2015 as Counsellor for Nuclear Affairs to the French Embassy in Japan and in Mongolia.
He joined COGEMA (now AREVA) in 1991, in the field of spent fuel and waste management. He then moved to uranium mining and enrichment technology. Later on he worked in non-proliferation and international relations, and then was assigned to the office of the President of AREVA.
He moved to Japan in 2007 and became Vice President of Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel in 2009, where he was also involved in handling the consequences of the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.
Christophe Xerri holds an Engineer’s degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France; a Master of Science from Salford University, UK; and an MBA from Institut Supérieur des Affaires in France.
Principal Inspector, Sellafield, Decommissioning, Fuel & Waste Division
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)
Dave is a Principal Inspector at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and chartered physicist with 28 years of experience in the UK nuclear industry. He has been an ONR inspector since 2008 and is currently regulating projects to enable retrievals from one of the legacy silos at Sellafield. ONR’s regulatory strategy for Sellafield includes safe and secure, accelerated hazard and risk reduction and the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo is an ageing facility that faces significant challenges to retrieve the waste for safe storage prior to final disposal. As an ONR inspector, one of Dave’s key responsibilities is to maintain stakeholder confidence that ONR’s regulatory approach is targeted, risk-based, proportionate and effective.
Dave is also working with the International Atomic Energy Agency, preparing guidance for the Decommissioning and Remediation of Damaged Nuclear Facilities (DaRoD), due to be published in 2018.
Prior to joining ONR, Dave spent 19 years working in the nuclear industry for British Nuclear Fuels plc and Sellafield Limited in safety and risk management at Springfields, Risley and Sellafield.
Deputy Director General
The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN)
Jean-Luc Lachaume is Deputy director general of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN).
A graduate from the French Naval Academy (1983) and from the Nuclear Military application School (1992), he began his career in 1980 within the French Navy and spent several years at sea, on military ships and nuclear submarines.
In 1998, Mr. Lachaume joined the French Nuclear Regulatory body (ASN) as Head of Department in charge of emergency preparedness, training, environmental protection and organisation of inspections.
In 2006, he was appointed Deputy director general of the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) in France. He is in charge of the regulation and control of fuel cycle facilities, research reactors, medical and industrial radioactive sources and radioactive waste. He is specifically involved in Emergency Preparedness and Response activities. Jean-Luc Lachaume is also very much involved in international matters related to IAEA and NEA activities and ASN bilateral relations.
Since 2013, Mr. Lachaume is the Chairman of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum. This forum, under the umbrella of IAEA, is in charge to assist the development of regulators of countries embarking on nuclear.
Senior Analyst, Operation and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities
Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM)
Simon Carroll is a decommissioning specialist at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM). He is a member of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s Working Party on Decommissioning & Dismantling (WPDD) and is Chair of its Decommissioning Cost Estimation Group (DCEG). He also participated in the OECD NEA Nuclear Development Committee’s Expert Group on Costs of Decommissioning (COSTDEC).
Simon represents Sweden in the European Commission’s Decommissioning Funding Group (DFG) and its Nuclear Decommissioning Assistance Programme Committee (NDAPC).
Since 2009, he has been a member of the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board (NLFAB), advising the government on the financial arrangements for decommissioning of new nuclear power plants in the UK. He has degrees in radiochemistry and medicine; and EU law.
Project Lead Decommissioning & Clean-Up: Lower Activity Waste
Adam Davis is a Nuclear Regulator with the Environment Agency (EA). Adam works in the Nuclear Regulations Group decommissioning team and regulates two Magnox nuclear sites which are in a significant phase of decommissioning.
Adam has an MSc in Radiation Biology.
Before joining the EA Nuclear Regulations Group as a nuclear regulator, Adam worked in a variety of environment management, regulatory waste management and water quality protection roles within the Environment Agency. Adam is currently the project lead for the Environment Agency Decommissioning and Clean Up programme, Lower Activity Waste (D&CU: LAW) project. He also sits on the EA internal work group that is assessing trials for application of the General Requirements for Release of Nuclear Sites from Radioactive Substances Control (GRR).
Mayor of Copeland
Copeland Borough Council
Standing as an independent candidate in the 2015 elections Mike Starkie was voted in as Copeland’s first Elected Mayor. He has successfully, for the first time in Copeland’s history, formed a multi-party Executive Committee.
Mike represents the Council on the Energy Coast West Cumbria Board, the Copeland Community Fund Board, West Cumbria Site Stakeholder Group, Cumbria Community Foundation and the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership
Born and bred in West Cumbria Mike is married with two children and has spent the last 25 years of his career in the financial sector with senior roles in companies including Pearl, Zurich and Axa.
He now runs his own financial services company established in 2013.
Mike has a keen interest in sport and was heavily involved with youth football, coaching Copeland schools in national festivals.
Greg Black is a Nuclear Regulator with the Environment Agency (EA) and visiting academic at the University of Manchester. As well as a regulatory role at Sellafield Greg is also a GDA assessor specialising in radioactive waste, spent fuel management and decommissioning plans for new nuclear reactors.
Before joining the EA, Greg completed an Engineering Doctorate with ONR to investigate the waste management options and characterisation of irradiated graphite waste and worked as a Research Technologist with NNL in the fuel and graphite PIE programme.
Greg is a member of the NEA Task Group on Radiological Characterisation and Decommissioning (TGRCD) and is a technical author of a future report from this group.
Radioactive Waste Management Specialist
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
Ichiro Otsuka has been working in OECD NEA as a radioactive waste management specialist since April 2016. He is a scientific secretariat for Radioactive Waste Management Committee Regulator’s Forum (RWMC-RF), The Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC) and Working groups under the IGSC.
Before joining in NEA, he was a researcher of Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan. He was involved in R&D programme related to development of regulatory criteria for waste management including a management of radioactive waste generated in Fukushima Daiichi NPP.
Project Manager "Kozluduy Programme"
I have worked in the nuclear sector for over 25 years, starting in the UK as radiation protection advisor for environmental and radioactive waste issues.
Whilst at the Commission I have worked mainly in the fields of Waste Management and Decommissioning, on diverse issues such as inventory reporting, transposition of the spent fuel and radioactive waste directive, assessment of national programmes and reports for the waste directive, as well as being part of the team that helped draw up the recent PINC.
I am currently the Project Manager for the "Kozloduy programme", through which EU support for decommissioning (and related activities) of Kozloduy Units 1-4 is managed.
Saanio & Riekkola
Dr Wanne began working at Saanio & Riekkola Consulting Engineers in 1999. This coincided with the application from Finnish nuclear waste management company, Posiva Oy, for siting of the final repository for Finnish spent nuclear fuel at Olkiluoto. Wanne graduated with a Master’s degree in Rock Engineering from Helsinki University in 2001, the same year the Finnish Parliament ratified the Olkiluoto site. Since then Dr. Wanne has gathered diverse and unique experiences of international nuclear waste management and rock engineering projects related to underground repositories, both in crystalline and sedimentary rocks. Dr. Wanne received a PhD degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto in 2008 and worked for the Canadian nuclear waste management organisation, NWMO, prior to returning to Saanio & Riekkola in 2012.
Director Global D&D / WM Business Development
Westinghouse Electric Company
Joseph has an Engineering Master Degree from the University of Mons (Belgium). He joined Westinghouse in 1981 in the Nuclear Safety Engineering Department in which he gained increased responsibilities in marketing and customer project management. He led a growth initiative for Decommissioning and Dismantling (D&D) with some significant awards and has been appointed Director, Decommissioning and Dismantling Business Development in 2010, with global oversight on decommissioning, decontamination, remediation and waste management services.
Head of Sales Waste Management
Head of Sales Department Waste Management” Jörg Viermann of GNS is responsible for all GNS’s products and services for the disposal of L/ILW as well as D&D services. Jörg has a University Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Chemical Engineering and more than 25 years of experience in the nuclear industry. Throughout his career Jörg has been dealing with the disposal of all sorts of L/ILW both from operation and dismantling of nuclear power stations or other nuclear facilities. He has also contributed to various decommissioning projects in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Cyclife UK Ltd
Joe is a Chartered Engineer with 25 years’ experience in waste management and clean-up, most of which have been in the nuclear industry. Joe is the Managing Director of Cyclife (pronounced as in life-cycle) in the UK which is the specialist decommissioning and waste management business of the EDF Group. Over the last ten years, he has been involved in introducing new waste treatment services to support the National LLW Programme in the UK, as well as internationally. His previous employers include Studsvik, Kvaerner, and Motherwell Bridge.
Director and Professor
BAM Federal Institute - Materials Research & Testing
Director and Professor
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
(Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing)
Head of Division 3.4 Safety of Storage Containers
> 1991PhD degree in civil aircraft engineering (TU Berlin,
> Since 1991 with BAM
> Since 2007 head of BAM Division 3.4 Safety of Storage
Containers for radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel with
about 25 staff members
> Cask design testing and safety evaluation for interim
storage and final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and
> Various R&D projects concerning material and structural
behaviour under mechanical and thermal stresses, accident
scenarios and long-term behaviour
> National and international cooperation
> Information and support to administration, industry, and
Since 2010 member of the German Waste
Management Commission - Committee on Waste
Conditioning, Transport and Interim Storage (ESK-AZ)
Consultant for the IAEA
Formerly a Director of an international cost consultancy for 10 years, he established Enkom in 2011 to provide business and cost management services to the UK / International energy sector.
Martyn has advised numerous nuclear clients including Magnox, NuGen, EDF Energy, the NDA and various contracting companies on cost and commercial matters.
Current and previous roles on behalf of various clients include;
• Consultant to Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), a non Governmental Department, part of UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) undertaking on Independent Reviews and advising on Benchmarking of Nuclear Site Licensed Companies (SLC’s) cost estimates with Lifetime Plan values in excess of £100bn.
• Heading an Independent Assurance team reviewing the Decommissioning Waste Management Plan (DWMP) part of the NuGeneration Limited new build nuclear power plant at Moorside in Cumbria, consisting of three Westinghouse AP100 reactors.
• Advised Magnox in the role of ‘Head of Cost’ for over 8 years on cost management and commercial practices with particular emphasis in improving cost capture & management systems and developing cost norms such that future projects have greater confidence of likely out-turn costs and durations.
In addition to his consultancy roles, he has written and contributed to numerous articles on Cost Management and Reducing Risks / Uncertainty on decommissioning portfolios published in international publications. Also, he has spoken, and chaired panels, at various International Nuclear conferences on subject such as Increasing Confidence in Cost Estimates and Benchmarking.
John is responsible for wining and delivering solutions to customers. He has worked in a variety of market sectors within the Private Sector, and was previously employed by John Laing Engineering Division. He is a Chartered Engineer.
Business Development Manager
National Skills Academy for Nuclear
Dawn Broad (previously Vinall), Business Development Manager, National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN)
Dawn is responsible for researching nuclear sector employers’ skills needs and developing and bringing to market new products and services that meet those needs and which, in particular, help improve the performance of NSAN member companies across existing operations, decommissioning, fuel and waste management and new build.
Before joining NSAN on a full time secondment from Semta, Dawn was the sector skills council lead for the aerospace and composites sectors. Dawn has worked in the engineering skills field since 1998, beginning her career at Metskill, the former National Training Organisation for the metals sector prior to its merger with Semta in 2005. Dawn graduated from Loughborough University in 1991 with a degree in Languages with Economics.
PT&C Operations Manager and Principal Consultant
Project Time & Cost
Richard Peters has spent 25 years in a variety of capital-intensive manufacturing, construction, and nuclear industries. He has spent the last 14 years mainly in the nuclear industry, after he realised he was missing out on the fun everyone else was having. He has worked mainly in decommissioning, assurance, and cost consultancy, with some forays into nuclear fusion, uranium processing, and general construction. He is recognised for his broad range of industry knowledge and for his ability to quickly assimilate and understand complex technical challenges.
Richard has spent a lot of the last ten years reviewing projects, programmes and mega-projects on behalf of the client. This has put him in an excellent position to understand the potential pitfall areas and to advise and deliver on what good should look like. He has applied this knowledge to the development of plans for, for example, the decommissioning of the HIFAR research reactor in Sydney, the Dounreay Prototype Fast Reactor, and the Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor (SGHWR) at Winfrith. He has presented on waste management, and the pitfalls of poor scope definition, and has examined how to optimally manage the Low Level Waste from the decommissioning of a national reactor fleet.
A physicist by training, he has an MSc from the excellent Lancaster University course in Nuclear Decommissioning, and won the Nuclear Institute prize for best dissertation, comparing the decommissioning of the fuel ponds at Sellafield and Hanford.
IRSN for Laboratorie Cevidra
Céline Bouvier-Capely was PhD graduated in analytical chemistry in 1997. Since 1999, she has been working in the Health Division of the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) in the Internal Dosimetry Department. At present, her research activity aims at developing rapid methods for actinides analysis for emergency response and new medical countermeasures for the treatment of internal contamination by actinides.
More than 35 years of experience in French plant engineering studies in widely varying field ranging from safety to the environment, not forgetting radiation protection, waste management and layout. International expert for irradiated graphite and tritium management.
Principal Business Consultant
Eugene has over 17 years of experience of using software tools to help organisations develop and manage their Enterprise Architectures. He specialises in training and consultancy to enable clients realise business benefits by applying architecture frameworks such as Zachman, TOGAF, MODAF, DoDAF and NAF. He is the author of several white papers and was a contributor to the ‘UML Bible’ (Tom Pender, Wiley, 2003). Eugene holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Edinburgh and a M.Sc. from the Open University
University of Leeds
Diletta is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds, focusing on project management in the nuclear decommissioning industry, where she investigates the correlation between the characteristics of nuclear decommissioning projects and their performances. This project is developed in collaboration and with the support of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and it is based on the benchmarking analysis. The final goal is to establish sustainable improvement objectives and to draft empirically-based guidelines to improve the selection, planning and delivery of nuclear decommissioning projects.
Managing Director, NSE International
& Director, Olenian Ltd
Barry is one of three leading partners at International NSE GmbH registered in Aachen, Germany. He leads the provision of strategic support to international companies seeking to enter the German market, with several clients now active in the German market as a result. He also works with German companies looking to enter the UK market.
Barry is a business developer at heart. After 35+ years in the nuclear industry, he is still fascinated by the opportunities for companies truly committed to solving customers’ problems, especially in nuclear decommissioning and waste. In senior executive roles, he has led change and growth for several companies, identifying new opportunities in Europe for US and UK companies. Examples of initiatives he led were building a metals recycling business for the German utilities, workforce transition for utilities entering decommissioning and recycling of specialist radioactive sealed sources.
He lives in Abingdon, England and enjoys time with his family plus cycling, gardening and cricket.
David has worked in the nuclear sector for the last 20 years initially in Business Development for Rolls-Royce. He then moved to the former BNFL Environmental Services working with clients in France and the UK on nuclear decommissioning projects. He then took on a broader role as Commercial Director for the UK subsidiary of a French company which led him to join GD Energy Services as UK Managing Director in 2013. Since 2016 David has enjoyed working as a consultant primarily on decommissioning and waste management opportunities and projects for clients in the UK and Europe.
Decommissioning Expert & Chair of the ICAEW Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Bill has a wealth of International Board level experience in Energy, Environment and Infrastructure in UK, US, Europe and Emerging Markets.
Founder Director and former CFO of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, responsible for business processes, systems, procurement and controls and re-financing UK decommissioning programmes.
Career includes: E&Y, British Railways, TXU Europe, UK Gov, CFO at NDA and at the European Chemicals Agency.
Non-exec roles in pension, insurance and energy companies and in an educational charity. Bill is currently providing business development, consulting and coaching.