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. He is also a Governing Board member of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform, a stakeholder advisory body to the European Commission on nuclear research priorities in support of the EC’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan.  This encompasses 3 supporting pillars (NUGENIA, ESNII and NC2I) aimed at: maintaining the safety and competitiveness of today's technologies; developing a new generation of more sustainable reactor technologies; and developing new applications for nuclear power.  David is a member of the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s Independent Advisory Panel and the National Skills Academy for Nuclear Advisory Board.  With a passion for sustaining the future skills required by the industry, he is also a main board member of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board and an active participant on the ECITB Nuclear Sector Forum.