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Speakers

We are delighted to host the following speakers at the conference:

Corhyn Parr

CEO
Nuclear Waste Services
Corhyn Parr
  • Corhyn Parr

    Corhyn Parr is CEO of Nuclear Waste Services, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s waste management organisation. She was previously Director of Integrated Waste at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), a role which includes bringing together RWM and LLWR into a single waste organisation and creating a national programme for integrated waste management to improve how waste is retrieved, treated, transported, stored, and disposed of.

    She has worked within the nuclear industry for over 20 years since graduating as a mechanical engineer, supporting nuclear operations, generation, decommissioning and waste management across most nuclear licensed sites in the UK. She has also worked on nuclear projects internationally in Europe, Canada and USA. She is the current Chair of the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) which is an important national alliance for skills and provides a space for Government and industry to join forces on the right skills strategy and plan for nuclear. A core passion of hers is to drive for a fully diverse and inclusive nuclear sector and as Exec sponsor for D&I at NDA is steering efforts across the group to build a new Inclusion strategy to deliver step change.

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David Peattie, FREng HonFNucl

CEO
NDA
David Peattie, FREng HonFNucl
  • David Peattie, FREng HonFNucl

    David Peattie, FREng HonFNucl, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in 2017, following a 33 year career in a number of technical, commercial and senior management positions in the oil and gas industry, including a final role as Head of BP Russia. He has significant global experience of leadership in the energy, oil and gas industries, and a strong track record in tackling complex commercial and engineering challenges in the UK and internationally.

    Prior to taking up his role at the NDA, David was Chief Executive Officer at Fairfield Energy, where he led the successful turnaround of performance of North Sea assets and oversaw the start of the decommissioning project for the Dunlin Alpha Platform. He has also served as Chairman of Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd since 2017.

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Euan Hutton

CEO
Sellafield Ltd
Euan Hutton
  • Euan Hutton

    Euan Hutton was appointed as Sellafield Ltd’s interim Chief Executive Officer in 2023. He has enjoyed a 31-year career in the national and international nuclear industry, a career he started at Sellafield as a graduate.

    He has previously held senior leadership roles with responsibility for the decommissioning of our highest nuclear risks and hazards on the Sellafield site, giving him extensive understanding of Sellafield’s operations and challenges.

    Euan was appointed as director of environment, health, and safety in 2016, where he supported the transition of the company to being a wholly owned subsidiary of the NDA.

    As interim site director, Euan was responsible for the operations of the Sellafield site.

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Lynne Matthews

Destination Nuclear
Lynne Matthews
  • Lynne Matthews

    Lynne was appointed by the National Nuclear Skills Task Force In October 23 to head up Destination Nuclear, the UKs first ever cross sector communications programme. This Government backed ambitious programme was launched in February 2024 and aims to support the sectors aim to attract more people, particularly in the critical skills areas, and grow the workforce required to deliver the UKs nuclear ambition in defence and net zero energy.

    The programme has gained future support and Lynne will continue her secondment from EDF to develop the national strategy and lead the team delivering the programme in collaboration with the whole sector.

    Experienced in Marketing and PR, Lynne joined the nuclear industry as part of a start up team that developed British Energy’s B2B business and took it to market leading position. In a move to EDF Nuclear New Build she has lead on the development of regional and national skills capacity and capability solutions as a key part of project delivery and risk mitigation. EDF having successfully achieved approval and investment for Hinkley Point C, she moved on to lead the early socio-economic work on Bradwell B and supported the early work on the investment case for Sizewell C.

    Lynne continued to work closely with Government and Industry as she moved to a short term secondment as Director for The UKs Nuclear Sector Deal. This involved identifying critical areas that required cross sector collaboration and bringing people together to work on solutions. This role included support to the Great British Nuclear Taskforce Capability and Capacity sprint team

    Throughout her career she has worked on a number of global projects in Asia and Europe as an SME and Chair of various working groups for IAEA.  

     

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Monica Mwanje

Director
Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear
Monica Mwanje
  • Monica Mwanje

    Monica Mwanje brings over 20 years’ delivery experience gained primarily in the civil nuclear sector. She started her career as a graduate chemical engineer, over time progressing into business development and strategic roles.

    In 2015 she founded MM Creative Solutions (MMCS). MMCS provides strategic consultancy services for organisations seeking growth and transformation in nuclear and other regulated sectors.

    Alongside this Monica is the co-founder and Managing Director of Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) which launched in 2019. IDN is a fast-growing, solution focussed organisation highlighting the importance of workplace inclusion, diversity and equity across the industry and the benefits it can bring.  IDN provides evidence-based resources and training to educate, undertakes research, facilitates conversations amongst stakeholders and advises on meaningful steps to engage, retain and propel change for the current and future workforce.

    Monica is also a Board Director and Steering Group Member for the Northern Nuclear Alliance, an External Advisory Board Member for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fusion Energy (Fusion CDT), an advisory board member for Deep Isolation, an advisor to Racial Equality in Nuclear UK, and a trustee for the youth charity RECLAIM.

     

     

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Rob Fletcher

CEO
NRS
Rob Fletcher
  • Rob Fletcher

    From 1 May Rob, who was previously a non-executive director on the NRS board, moved into the role of interim CEO.

    Rob’s 35-year career in the nuclear industry started at the Atomic Weapons Establishment as a Board Director, where he eventually became Acting Managing Director.

    Moving to Rolls-Royce as Director of Strategic Programmes – Nuclear, Rob then became President of Nuclear Services and Projects before being appointed as President/CEO Civil Nuclear and a Board Member of Rolls-Royce Power Engineer plc.

    Rob is an advisor to the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s fusion reactor programme.

    Rob has an honours degree in Chemical Engineering, a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and is a Chartered Engineer.

     

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Sam Long

CEO
Decom Mission
Sam Long
  • Sam Long

    With a background in environmental management and 20+ years in decommissioning, well abandonment and de-carbonisation, Sam is an industry advocate and leader for long term and sustainable end of life solutions in the energy sector.

     

    Sam leads Decom Mission, a renowned, Not for Profit trade association that is solely focussed on decommissioning in oil and gas, nuclear and renewables sectors.

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Sarah D'Lima

Nuclear Waste Services
Sarah D'Lima
  • Sarah D'Lima

     

    After completing a Masters in Nuclear Science and Technology from the University of Manchester, Sarah went on to start a career in nuclear waste and decommissioning starting on the nucleargraduates scheme sponsored by Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS). After completing the graduate scheme, Sarah joined NRS, playing a major role in what was Europe's largest land remediation project at the time, and managing legacy waste. In 2021, Sarah joined Nuclear Waste Services (NWS), using her operational experience to support customers in Waste Services,  to identify, procure and deliver successful waste management projects which are of value to the taxpayer and reduce waste disposed of to the Low Level Waste Repository. Sarah has volunteered with the Nuclear Institute's Young Generation Network (YGN) since 2020; their mission is to encourage and develop the UK's early career professionals and ensure their voice is heard in shaping the future of our sector. Sarah is proud to be the Chair of the NI YGN for 2024.

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Seth Kybird

CEO
NTS
Seth Kybird
  • Seth Kybird

    Before becoming CEO Seth was Managing Director of INS. He is a former chartered accountant and strategy consultant, who has experience of leading and developing organisations and a strong track record in tackling complex commercial challenges in the UK and internationally. 

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Tim Stone

Chair
Nuclear Industry Association
Tim Stone
  • Tim Stone

    Tim is the Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association and also the Chairman of Nuclear Risk Insurers. During its first phase of work, he was heavily involved in the creation of, and chaired the Industry Advisory Group of Great British Nuclear, the body established from a roundtable with the Prime Minister on 21st March 2022 to accelerate the delivery of new nuclear power in the UK. He became a Trustee of Arup Group in April 2023 and from 2015 – 2023 he was one of the two non-executive members of the Arup Group Board where he chaired the Audit Committee and was a member of several other committees. From 2014 – 2021 he was a non-executive director of Horizon Nuclear Power and was, until March 2019, a member of the Wylfa Newydd site licence company board and chaired the Risk and Audit Committee for the Horizon Board. From 2003 to June 2018 he was the longest serving member of the Board of the European Investment Bank & from 2011 – 2015 he was a non-executive director of the Anglian Water Group, nominated by Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the largest shareholders. He is a member of a number of advisory boards for infrastructure investors, funds and advisory firms. In 2015 – 2016 he advised DGENER on aspects of the ITER Project, work commissioned by the then Deputy Director General and has since then worked with a number of other fusion projects around the world including as advisor to a Sovereign Wealth Fund on potential investments in fusion projects. He was the one foreign member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Royal Commission on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle established in 2015 by the government of South Australia, having been an advisor to the South Australian Government on a variety of infrastructure projects since 2001, including advising the Treasurer on the New Royal Adelaide Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere. He was also the original financial advisor in Abu Dhabi to ENEC for their successful nuclear program. In his earlier career, he was one of the founders of London & Continental Railways which is now known as HS1 (which was delivered on budget and early), having previously advised and arranged the financing of British Eurostar and SNCF’s TGV trains.

    Until 2013, Tim was the Expert Chair of the Office for Nuclear Development in DECC and the Senior Advisor to successive Secretaries of State responsible for energy. He served five different Secretaries of State in two different governments over nearly 7 years. During this period he conducted a formal review of the nuclear safety regulator, then the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, and his recommendations were entirely accepted by the Government and resulted in the creation of the Office of Nuclear Regulation. He also worked on carbon capture and storage, tidal and wind power both in terms of policy and financing and continues to support all forms of low-carbon energy which are safe and efficient in terms of system cost to the national economy. His previous career was as the Chairman and founder of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure and Projects Group. During this time he was a member of DEFRA’s Sustainable Procurement Taskforce and a member of London First’s Infrastructure Commission and he led the Rail Review in 2004 for the Department of Transport and H.M. Treasury. Prior to joining KPMG, he was a Managing Director of S.G. Warburg in New York and London and a Managing Director of Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. His career began, after some teaching experience at Oxford, with Arthur Andersen & Co.’s management consultancy division where he designed and installed large, complex computer systems in government, insurance, retail and the financing industry. On one engagement in the early 1980s, he used AI techniques to create computer code automatically. He was a trustee of the London Symphony Chorus Endowment Fund from 2007-2020, a member of the Technology Steering Board and the Digital Products Board in the Royal Opera House from 2008 – 2020. He is a Visiting Professor in the Engineering Department of Bristol University specialising in energy policy, including the applications of nuclear energy and is an Honorary Professor in Infrastructure Investment & Finance at University College London where he earlier jointly developed the MSc course as a Visiting Professor. From 2011 – 2017 was also a Visiting Professor in Energy Policy at UCL’s International Energy Policy Institute in Adelaide, Australia. From 2001 – 2010 he was a Member of Council of the Institute for Education where he also chaired the Estates Committee. He was appointed a Commander of the British Empire in the 2010 Birthday Honours List for services to the energy industry and holds an undergraduate degree and a doctorate from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, an Honorary Fellow of the Nuclear Institute, a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer. He was awarded the Hinton Prize by the Nuclear Institute in 2018 for outstanding contribution to the nuclear industry.

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