See the unrivalled speakers who are are already confirmed for 2017!

The 8th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference Europe is Europe’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 sphere by hearing from the industry’s leading utilities, regulators and experts

We are currently recruiting speakers for NDC 2017, however here is a list of those already on board for the Summit!

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Utility & SLC Perspectives

Wolfgang Eckert
Wolfgang Eckert
Chief Financial Officer Nuclear Generation
EnBW


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EnBW

CFO of nuclear generation and Senior Vice President of renewable and conventional energies EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe
approximately 14.000 MW capacity consisting of hydro, wind, on-/offshore, coal, nuclear and gas


Experience

Since 01/15: Senior Vice President Generation
renewable and conventional energies
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

Since 07/09: Chief Financial Officer
EnBW Kernkraft GmbH
Nuclear generation company of EnBW AG

Since 07/09: Board Member, Vice Chairman
EnBW Borusan A.S. Joint Venture, Istanbul

2013-2014: Chief Financial Officer
renewable and conventional energies
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

2008-2009: Chairman of EnBW Holding A.S., Ankara

2007-2008: Managing Director
EnBW Waste Management GmbH, Karlsruhe

2005-2009: Chief Executive Officer
U-plus Umweltservice AG, Ettlingen

1995-2005: Managing Director and Partner
Struktur & Management Landwehr, Faulhaber und Partner GmbH, Cologne
Specialized in restructuring consulting and management company

Sylvain Desecures
Sylvain Desecures
Chief of Decommissioning Cost Estimation
EDF


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EDF

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.

Gérard Jacquemin
Gérard Jacquemin
Senior Procurement Advisor Nuclear Decommissioning
Vattenfall AB


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Vattenfall AB

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Sami Hautakangas
Sami Hautakangas
Head of Spent Fuel & Disposal Services
Fortum


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fortum

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.

Jörg Klasen
Jörg Klasen
Director Nuclear Decommissioning Services
EnBW


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EnBW

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Saulius Urbonavicius
Saulius Urbonavicius
Head of Planning
Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant


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Ignalina

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
Decommissioning Director

From 2000 to 2010
Decommissioning service manager.

From 1994 to 2000
Head of production – engineering division.

From 1982 to 1994
Foreman.
Electrical department.

John Millington
John Millington
Head of Estimating
Sellafield


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Sellafield

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.

Peter Berben
Peter Berben
Head of Decommissioning
ENGIE Tecnubel


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Tecnubel

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Kat Ferguson
Kat Ferguson
Head of Cost
Magnox


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magnox

Kat has a BSc in Construction Management and is a Chartered member of the RICS. Kat has worked in the nuclear industry since 2009, however spent her early career working as a quantity surveyor on high value, complex residential, office and retail projects in central London. Former clients included The Crown Estate, Cinven and Unilever. 

When first joining Magnox, Kat worked on the asbestos removal programme, reviewing and estimating the cost of removing all asbestos across the Magnox estate. In her subsequent role as Chief Estimator, Kat was responsible for improving the quality of all estimates across the Magnox Estates including the successfully creating and implementing standardised cost capture across Magnox so that norms and benchmarking data could be collected, analysed and used for future estimates.

Kat is currently responsible for the cost management across all 12 Magnox sites. She is managing a team of about 60 cost engineers, estimators and quantity surveyors who are delivering cost management on projects in the region of £500m per year.

Andrew Oldham
Andrew Oldham
Head of Financial Operations
NDA


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NDA

Andrew Oldham qualified as a chartered Management Accountant following graduation from Loughborough University. He worked in a variety of industries (aerospace, clothing, wines and spirits, and electricity generation) prior to joining the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority shortly after its inception in 2005. His prime accountability within the NDA has been the development of all aspects of financial reporting and governance, including as a consequence the derivation and communication of the estimate for the costs of decommissioning the 17 sites for which the organisation has responsibility. Andrew is also a director of the NDA’s property management and insurance subsidiary companies, and served for 5 years as trustee of the NDA sponsored Combined Nuclear Pension Plan.

James McKinney
James McKinney
Head of Integrated Waste Management
NDA


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NDA

James McKinney has over 20 years’ experience in the nuclear industry and is the Head of Integrated Waste Management for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), which is the UK body responsible for the cleanup of the UK’s nuclear legacy sites. James is the NDA’s strategic lead for Integrated Waste Management and his key areas of interest are; radioactive waste storage and disposal, treatment & packaging, graphite management and decommissioning wastes. On radioactive waste management issues, James represents the UK at an international level including IAEA and NEA conferences and meetings.

After completing his PhD in 1996, James joined BNFL’s Company Research Laboratory, which was based at the Springfields Site and was involved in waste treatment projects largely for Sellafield and Springfields. He then undertook a number of technical management roles at Springfields, Risley and Sellafield that covered all aspects of the waste management lifecycle. James joined the NDA in September 2005, as the ILW Strategy Manager and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Giustino Maria Mancini
Giustino Maria Mancini
Director PMU Consultant Bohunice
Sogin


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SOGIN

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.

Asa Carlson
Åsa Carlson
Managing Director Barsebäck Kraft AB
Uniper

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Uniper

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.

Craig Ashton
Craig Ashton
Head of Waste Services
LLW Repository Ltd


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LLWR

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.

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Government, Regulatory and Agency Insights

Christophe Xerri
Christophe Xerri
Director of Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Waste Technology and Research Reactor Division
IAEA


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IAEA

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.

Mina Golshan
Mina Golshan
Deputy Chief Inspector & Director Sellafield, Decommissioning, Fuel & Waste Programme
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)


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onr

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Juliet Long
Juliet Long
Head of Radioactive Waste Management Infrastructure
BEIS


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BEIS

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Jean-Luc Lachaume
Jean-Luc Lachaume
Deputy Director General
The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN)


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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.

Simon Carroll
Simon Carroll
Senior Analyst, Operation and Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities
Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM)


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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.

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Adam Davis
Project Lead Decommissioning & Clean-Up: Lower Activity Waste
Environment Agency

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Environment Agency

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).

Mike Starkie
Mike Starkie
Mayor of Copeland
Copeland Borough Council


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Copeland

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
Greg Black
Nuclear Inspector
Environment Agency


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Environment Agency

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.

Ichiro Otsuka
Ichiro Otsuka
Radioactive Waste Management Specialist
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)


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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.

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European Commission

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European Commission

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Philip Matthews
Philip Matthews
Executive Director
NuLeAF


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NuLeAF

NuLeAF is the local government representative body on nuclear waste and decommissioning. Phil has been Executive Director for 5 years, working closely with councils, NDA, RWM and Government to ensure that nuclear decommissioning is effective and meets local authority and community needs. He has been actively involved in shaping policy on geological disposal, and sat on the UK Government’s Community Representative Working Group (CRWG) which developed the framework for the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) siting process.

Phil studied at Edinburgh and Oxford universities and has over 20 years experience in the energy and environmental fields, including as Director/Partner of CAG Consultants and as Senior Adviser/Acting Director in Scotland of the UK Government’s Sustainable Development Commission. In addition to his work with NuLeAF he is currently a Non-Executive Director of Zero Waste Scotland..

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Industry Expertise

Joseph Boucau
Joseph Boucau
Global D&D and Waste Management Business Development
Westinghouse Electric Company


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Westinghouse

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.

Jorg Viermann
Jörg Viermann
Head of Sales Waste Management
GNS


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GNS

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Joe Robinson
Joe Robinson
Managing Director
Cyclife UK Ltd

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Cyclife

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Holger Voelzke
Holger Völzke
Director and Professor
BAM Federal Institute - Materials Research & Testing


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BAM

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Martyn Jenkins
Martyn Jenkins
Managing Director
Enkom Consulting


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enkom-consulting 

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 Ball
John Ball
Director
Northern Region


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Nuvia

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.

Dawn Broad
Dawn Broad
Business Development Manager
National Skills Academy for Nuclear


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NSAN

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.

William Roberts
William Roberts
Decommissioning Expert & Chair of the ICAEW Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
ICAEW


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ICAEW

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.

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Francois Rebier
Head of Laboratoire de RadioChimie
IRSN for Laboratoire Cevidra

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LABORATOIRE CEVIDRA

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