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. Mike began his career at Calder Hall nuclear power station in 1975 and spent much of his early and mid career at the Sellafield nuclear complex, where he gained broad experience in services, operations, waste management, and decommissioning. Appointed Managing Director for Springfields Fuels Ltd in 2006, Mike went on to lead Westinghouse UK as CEO, moving to The University of Sheffield in 2013 as CEO for the Nuclear AMRC. He has worked at numerous UK and international nuclear facilities and has been at the forefront of changes in the UK civil nuclear industry over the last 20 years, including the formation of Site License Companies for the NDA, and nuclear new build projects for the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor. An accountant by profession, Mike has an MBA (Lancaster), and was Visiting Professor in Nuclear Manufacturing at The University of Sheffield until his retirement in 2017. He has served on numerous Boards and committees, and was a founder Board member of both the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), and is a member of the UK Nuclear Industry Council.