The Chair


Mike Tynan


Mike Tynan has a career spanning 5 decades in the civil nuclear industry, and has held senior leadership positions in site operations, manufacturing, nuclear services, and research and development.



Professor Tim Abram

Professor of Nuclear Fuel Technology, University of Manchester

Tim Abram has held the Westinghouse Chair in Nuclear Fuel Technology (and more recently in Nuclear Engineering) at the University of Manchester since 2008.

David Boath

Vice President and Chief Engineer, Wood

As Vice President and Chief Engineer of Wood Nuclear (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler), David is functionally responsible for Wood’s European nuclear project operations including technologies, standards, systems, processes and assurance.

Stuart Broadley

Chief Executive, Energy Industries Council

In his capacity as EIC CEO, Stuart has unique insight into policies, trends, innovations and technologies across all energy sectors in the UK and globally.

Jonathan Brown

Managing Director, Cammell Laird Energy

Jonathan joined Cammell Laird in July 2016 to lead the Energy team, providing engineering consultancy, component manufacture, module assembly and a logistics service capability across the Energy Sector.

Maggie Brown

Innovation Manager, EDF Energy

Maggie Brown is currently working for EDF Energy on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project where she is responsible for developing and delivering a first of kind innovation programme in a nuclear new build environment.

Paul Brown

Senior Advisor, KBR

Paul was appointed Senior Advisor, Nuclear for KBR in 2014 supporting their Programme and Project Management Services team.

Professor Grace Burke

Director of the Materials Performance Centre, University of Manchester

Prof. M. Grace Burke is the Director of the Materials Performance Centre at the University of Manchester, where she leads investigations of materials’ behavior in nuclear power systems.

Professor Gregg Butler

Director, Integrated Decision Management Ltd

Gregg Butler: born in London, brought up in South Wales, and lives in Lancashire. Read Metallurgy at University College Swansea, and completed a PhD on uranium alloys.

Professor Ian Chapman

CEO, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Ian Chapman is CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Head of the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. He has held a number of international roles in fusion, including Chair of ITER international working groups.

Dr Mamdouh El-Shanawany

Chief Nuclear Advisor, Lloyd's Register

Dr Mamdouh El-Shanawany is an international expert on nuclear safety. He has provided leadership, design, research & development, analysis, management and critical safety assessment, applications of Statutory regulatory requirements and policy development for the nuclear industry in the UK, Canada and Internationally.

Professor Stephen Garwood

Imperial College London

Steve studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, followed by a PhD in Applied Mechanics.

Kirsty Gogan

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Energy for Humanity (EFH)

Kirsty Gogan, MSc. is co-founder and executive director of Energy for Humanity (EFH), an environmental NGO focused on large scale deep decarbonisation and energy access.

Professor Neil Hyatt

Head of Department of Materials Science, University of Sheffield

Neil is Professor of Radioactive Waste Management at the University of Sheffield, Head of Department of Materials Science, and lead for civil nuclear energy research at The University of Sheffield.

Professor Hector Iacovides

Head of Thermo-Fluids Group, University of Manchester

Prof Hector Iacovides, DEng, FIMechE, FASME, is Head of the Thermo-Fluids group at the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, and chair in Heat Transfer since 2004.

Monica Jong

Head of Operations Materials Research Facility, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Monica Jong is Head of Operations for the Materials Research Facility at the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

Professor Malcolm Joyce

Lancaster University

Malcolm Joyce is Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Lancaster University in the UK. His research interests include applied radiation detection & measurement, decommissioning-related analytical methods and nuclear policy & environmental assay.

Professor Ralf Kaiser

University of Glasgow

Prof Ralf Kaiser is the founder and CEO of Lynkeos Technology Ltd. and Professor of Physics at the University of Glasgow.

Mike Lewis

Head of Nuclear Technology, Horizon Nuclear Power

Mike is a chartered nuclear engineer with over 40 years experience in the nuclear sector in the UK and internationally (Europe, Canada, Middle East). He brings knowledge and insight from positions in nuclear design, engineering, operations, and expert services, for established and new build nuclear facilities.

Phil Litherland

Context Information Security

Phil is a member of the Critical National Infrastructure team within Context Information Security, where his focus is to identify and provide requisite cyber security & information assurance advice, technical support and practical guidance to client organisations across CNI sectors, particularly civil nuclear.

Professor Francis Livens

Interim Director Dalton Nuclear Institute, University of Manchester

Francis was appointed as Interim Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute in 2016. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Radiochemistry Research, established in Manchester in 1999 and is currently additionally the Director of the EPSRC-funded Next Generation Nuclear Centre for Doctoral Training and a Professor of Radiochemistry.

Professor James Marrow

University of Oxford

Professor James Marrow is the James Martin Chair in Energy Materials.

Bob McKenzie

Chief Technical Officer, Westinghouse Springfields

Bob McKenzie is the Chief Technical Officer at the Westinghouse Springfield site, Preston.

Mike Middleton

Practice Manager Nuclear, Energy Systems Catapult

Mike Middleton joined the Energy Systems Catapult in Autumn 2017 on transfer from the Energy Technologies Institute where for 4 years he deepened the understanding of the potential role of nuclear technologies as part of the energy mix in delivering a UK transition to a low carbon economy.

John Molyneux

Director of Engineering and Technology, Rolls-Royce

John has been with Rolls-Royce for 32 years. During this time he has undertaken a variety of roles covering all aspects of the nuclear project life cycle, and a very broad range of disciplines embracing engineering, programme management and business leadership.

Chris Moore


Chris Moore is a self-employed Business Consultant specialising in Business Planning and Strategy Development across the nuclear and low carbon energy sector.

Dr Manus O’Donnell

Head of Development, EDF Energy

Manus is currently the Head of Development for the Central Technical Organisation in EDF Energy. Prior to this, he held a number of senior roles across Technology, Innovation and Research and Development in support of nuclear operations in the UK.

Dr Lee Peck

Head of Technical Assurance & Governance, Sellafield Ltd

Lee works for Sellafield Ltd as a senior manager in the Strategy and Technical Department. Lee is a chartered chemist with over 22 years’ experience in the nuclear industry spanning a range of roles.

Professor Andrew Randewich

Head of Physics, AWE

After completing a PhD in plasma physics, Andrew joined AWE in 1997 in the High Altitude Nuclear Effects Team where he developed a novel capability to model Nuclear Induced Van Allen Belts, worked on Electromagnetic Pulse phenomenology, and won the Discovery Award for Early Career Scientific Innovation.

Fiona Rayment

Chief Science and Technology Officer at the UK National Nuclear Laboratory

Fiona has over twenty five years nuclear industry experience working primarily within operations, technology and strategic roles within the UK and internationally.

Dr Eugene Shwageraus

University of Cambridge

Dr Eugene Shwageraus is a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Nuclear Energy MPhil in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Thomas Scott

Director of the Southwest Nuclear Hub, University of Bristol

Professor Thomas Scott is Director of the Southwest Nuclear Hub, the Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre (NRC) and the Interface Analysis Centre (IAC) at the University of Bristol.

Professor Andrew Storer

CEO, Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear AMRC in August 2017, after joining as Managing Director in 2015.

Ashley Townes

Project Development Director, Westinghouse

Ash is a hands-on business leader and nuclear project professional with 28 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry, mostly in the nuclear sector.

Chris White

Director Government Affairs, URENCO Limited

Chris White is Director, Government Affairs, URENCO Limited, one of the leading Uranium Enrichment Companies, operating four facilities across Europe and the USA.

Dr Paul Woollin

Research Director, TWI

Paul Woollin is Research Director at TWI, responsible for setting the technical direction of the £70m Research, Consultancy and Training business.



Dr Jim Fleming

Head of the Energy Theme in EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) in UKRI (UK Research and Innovation)

Dr Jim  Fleming is Head of the Energy Theme in EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) in UKRI (UK Research and Innovation). 

Professor Melanie Brownridge

Head of Technology, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Melanie has worked in the nuclear industry for 23 years. She was attracted into the nuclear industry by the diversity of technical challenges and began her career with BNFL (later National Nuclear Laboratory).