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Gareth Frazer

Gareth Frazer
  • Gareth Frazer

    Gareth is the Head of Manufactured Products for Sellafield.  Prior to taking up this role he has held numerous Engineering, Maintenance, Project and Programme roles with Sellafield most recently delivering the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo Programme and Leading the 3m³ box project manufacturing duplex containment packages for long term storage of Nuclear Waste.

    He started off as a Mechanical Apprentice with Sellafield and studied Mechanical Engineering at Teesside University.  Around 20 of his 28 years in the Nuclear Industry have been in supply chain focused roles with around 15 of those involving manufacturing.

    Gareth recognises the challenges associated with the volume of manufacturing that Sellafield has on the horizon and is passionate about how we work with the supply chain and the rest of the Nuclear Industry to deliver the solution.

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Adam Freeman

Vice Chair of the ACI Europe Environmental Strategy Committee
MAG
Adam Freeman
  • Adam Freeman

    Adam Freeman has spent 15 years working in sustainability-related roles across MAG’s three airports at East Midlands, London Stansted and Manchester.  In his role, Adam leads the implementation MAG’s Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy ‘Working together for a brighter future’ and MAG’s approach to strategic environmental issues including climate change and noise.  Adam is a member of the Zero Emission Flight Infrastructure Delivery Group of the Jet Zero Council and Vice Chair of the ACI Europe Environmental Strategy Committee.

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Allan Simpson

Equilibrion
Allan Simpson

Amanda Lyne

Managing Director
ULEMco
Amanda Lyne
  • Amanda Lyne

    Amanda has nearly 20 years’ experience in the hydrogen industry, having previously founded fuel cell company ACAL Energy and through her consultancy business Burgundy Gold Ltd, is a specialist in the commercialisation of clean tech.  She founded ULEMCo in 2014 to commercialise globally unique UK capability in hydrogen technology to convert commercial vehicles (from LGV to HGV and specialist utility vehicles like refuse trucks, gritter and sweepers) to run on hydrogen, either using the company’s technology for hydrogen dual fuel or applying their know-how and experience to developing zero emission engine vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell integration. She is also currently a Chair of UKFCA, and is a member of the Liverpool City Region’s Clean Growth board.  

     

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    There’s nearly 500,000 heavy duty trucks on the road in the UK; all of them need to be decarbonised by 2050!  Battery electric technology is just not practical for most of these vehicles, whereas hydrogen with its fast refuelling and better energy density is by far a better option; this accepted then we need the refuelling infrastructure for hydrogen dual fuel, now, and other h2 technologies as they are available at scale in the next 5-7 years. Using the 5GW of green hydrogen in the H2 strategy to kick-start this transition is a "no-brainer" and if policy could be targeted to create a positive incentive for fleetwide conversion, then we would enable 15-20,000 to get on their road to zero before 2030 and start saving many thousands of tonnes of CO2, now.

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Andrew Bowie

MP
Andrew Bowie
  • Andrew Bowie

    Elected as Member of Parliament for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine in 2017, Andrew now serves as the UK’s first ever Minister for Nuclear and Networks in the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. 
    In 2019, Andrew was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Prime Minister, Theresa May. Since then, he has worked as the Conservative Party Vice Chairman (2019-2021) and was promoted to Minister for Exports at the Department for International Trade in Oct 2022. 
    When not in Westminster, Andrew enjoys running, playing the violin, supporting Aberdeen FC, and walking his dalmatian, Winston, in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside with his family. 
     

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Andrew Carr

Co-founder and Director
Solway Community Power Ltd
Andrew Carr
  • Andrew Carr

    Andrew Carr is a co-founder and Director of Solway Community Power Company Ltd.  He has spent many years in the nuclear sector including as an executive director and General Counsel.  He has been engaged in high value, complex programmes and  is a highly experienced nuclear regulatory specialist who has worked with operational safety, environmental and security teams across many different licensed sites.  

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Andrew Murdoch

UK Operations Managing Director
Newcleo
Andrew Murdoch
  • Andrew Murdoch

    Andrew has over 20 years of experience in the UK power industry, beginning as a turbine metallurgist before moving into various project management and leadership roles. He has now spent nearly a decade in new nuclear developments, including giga-watt scale projects at Wylfa and Bradwell. Andrew graduated with a master’s degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Wales, Swansea. 

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Caroline Longman

Director
Equilibrion
Caroline Longman
  • Caroline Longman

    Caroline is a strategic and commercial leader in the nuclear sector, delivering large complex programmes into government. Recently, Caroline has focused her career on growing Equilibrion, a business dedicated to ensuring nuclear energy achieves its maximum potential through decarbonisation of transport, heat and industry. Caroline works with businesses to identify, collaborate, and deliver cross sector propositions across the hydrogen, heat and transport value chains that will exploit opportunities from the global net zero transition and realise the potential of nuclear energy.    

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Carol Tansley

X Energy
Carol Tansley
  • Carol Tansley

    Carol Tansley was appointed Vice President, X-energy UK New Build Projects in September 2022. In this role, she oversees all X-energy’s activities towards establishing the Xe-100 as the preeminent High Temperature Gas Reactor technology (HTGR) in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining X-energy, Carol served as the Operational Readiness Control Center Director for the highly successful Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s start-up of the Barakah Nuclear Plants in the UAE. She was also the Nawah Energy Company Director of Strategic Programs. Prior to this, she served as a Senior Director for PwC in the UK and UAE as well as working at Accenture, delivering some of the UK’s largest public sector change programmes. She recently graduated with Distinction from the University of Oxford with an MSc. in Major Programme Management. Carol’s research focuses on causes of poor performance on nuclear megaprojects and potential benefits of adopting relational contracting models. 

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Chloe Fletcher

Nuclear Technologies Division
TÜV SÜD
Chloe Fletcher
  • Chloe Fletcher

    Chloe completed a MChem at the University of St Andrews and is presently a Senior Consultant at TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies. She has two years’ experience in the nuclear industry prior to research completed in catalysis at Lucite International (now Mitsubishi Chemicals Corporation). 

    Chloe currently provides expertise and support for different sectors of nuclear e.g. energy, defence, medical, decommissioning. However, Chloe initially worked on the deployment of Generation IV AMR technology, specifically with her research being conducted towards the development of molten salt reactors. During this time, Chloe initiated experimental programs towards the investigation of molten salts as fuel and coolant candidates and their subsequent compatibility with structural materials. Chloe built numerous collaborations with academia and industry to support her research endeavours.

    Chloe is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC) and an ambassador for ‘Women in Nuclear’. She actively attends outreach events to enable more young minds to take up STEM both generally and in the nuclear sector.

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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 integration 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 the 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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Dr Douglas Phillips

Head of SAF Mandate Policy, Low Carbon Fuels
Department for Transport
Dr Douglas Phillips
  • Dr Douglas Phillips

    Douglas is the Head of SAF Mandate Policy at the Department for Transport, leading on the design and delivery of the UK’s sustainable aviation fuel mandate. Since completing his PhD in Low Carbon Technologies, Douglas has worked in strategic consulting – specialising in bioenergy, transport and the circular economy – before moving to Historic England to lead their environmental analysis and embodied carbon research.

     

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Gareth Headdock

Vice President, Government and New Build
National Nuclear Laboratory
Gareth Headdock
  • Gareth Headdock

    Dr Gareth Headdock is Vice President, Government and New Build at the National Nuclear Laboratory. In this role, Gareth works closely with government to identify how NNL can support the delivery of policy through nuclear research programmes, working in close collaboration with the wider sector and international partners. Recently, he led NNL’s implementation of the Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme (AFCP) – a £56m government-funded programme delivered through more than 100 organisations across UK industry. Gareth’s portfolio also includes work in support of the UK’s new build activities, including both SMR and AMR. Gareth joined NNL in 2018 as Science and Technology Director – a position he held until taking up his current role in 2021. Prior to joining NNL, he worked for 12 years at Johnson Matthey, latterly in the role of Research and Development Director, where he managed groups across the UK, Europe and the US.

     

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Gareth Thomas

Director
Holtec Britain
Gareth Thomas
  • Gareth Thomas

    Mr. Thomas is Director of Holtec Britain, responsible for managing Holtec’s UK operations. Mr. Thomas is responsible for business development and project oversight, including the Small Modular Reactor SMR-160, nuclear spent fuel storage projects at Hinkley Point and Sizewell, decommissioning and nuclear waste projects. He leads UK government relations, strategic partnerships and supply chain development. Mr. Thomas earned an MSc from the University of Manchester and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Thomas has 15 years of experience in the nuclear industry. 

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Guy Doyle

Chief Economist
Mott Macdonald
Guy Doyle
  • Guy Doyle

    Guy Doyle is Chief Economist for Energy at Mott MacDonald, with 42 years of experience in techno-economics, forecasting and analysing world energy markets.  He sits on the UK government (BEIS)’s Panel of Technical Experts (PTE) advising on the Capacity Market and energy security issues. More generally, he provides technical leaderships on assignments on energy and carbon market fundamentals, power sector master planning, project development, market design and regulatory frameworks and various aspects of techno-economics majoring on low carbon energy technologies. He has led economic assessments of novel technologies, ranging from renewables, advanced nuclear reactors and CCUS to electricity storage, fuel cells and electrolysers.  Guy has worked on more than a dozen hydrogen projects in the last four years. Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, he ran his own consultancy (15 staff), was a partner at McCloskey Coal, chief economist at IEA Coal Research and lead energy forecaster at DRI Europe. He also spent 2 years writing for the Financial Times on energy matters.  Guy holds a Doctorate in Energy Economics (on long term energy strategies) and a Masters in Natural Resource Economics both from the University of Aberdeen.

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Heather Lewtas

UKAEA
Head of Innovation, STEP and the Commercialisation of Fusion Energy
Heather Lewtas
  • Heather Lewtas

    Heather Lewtas is the Head of Innovation at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) whose mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise scientific and economic impact. The Innovation department enables UKAEA to effectively develop commercial opportunities arising across all aspects of the fusion programme and help deliver that impact. Heather was previously the Strategic Operations Manager for STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) an ambitious programme to design and construct a prototype fusion energy plant, targeting operations around 2040 as well as the lead for multiple manufacturing programmes across UKAEA.

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Helen Boyle

Head of Regional Development (North West and West Midlands)
Cadent
Helen Boyle
  • Helen Boyle

    Head of Regional Development (North West and West Midlands) – Cadent
    Helen Boyle is Head of Regional Development for the North West and West Midlands for Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network.  
    Helen is responsible for supporting the transition away from natural gas to green gases as the UK rises to the net zero challenge as well as working with potential hydrogen producers to increase hydrogen production across the regions.  
    Working collaboratively with electricity distribution network operators, Helen has developed whole-systems decarbonisation pathways to support local authorities’ accelerated net zero ambitions.  Her primary focus is working with regional stakeholders to understand their needs and help to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place to support the delivery of net zero.  
    Helen has more than 25 years’ experience in stakeholder engagement and communications roles in a variety of sectors including; electricity distribution and chemical manufacturing in the North West. 

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Jamie Andrews

Director
Ernst & Young LLP
Jamie Andrews
  • Jamie Andrews

    Jamie is a Director in EY’s Consulting business based in Manchester. Jamie has worked in the nuclear industry since 2006 with a range of capital delivery and commercial transformation experience in both the UK and Middle East. He supports many of EY’s nuclear clients advising them on the effective design, funding and delivery of nuclear new build and decommissioning programmes.

     

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Laurence Smith

Head of Operations
Cwmni Egino
Laurence Smith
  • Laurence Smith

    Laurence has had an extensive career within the public sector over the past 28yrs, working within public health, strategic partnership development and policy roles to name a few. His recent roles have primarily been focussed on leading a number of economic development and regeneration initiatives, which also included being part of the Welsh Government Nuclear team. Now on secondment from Welsh Government, he played a key role in supporting the formation and critical start up period of Cwmni Egino and is now supporting the company’s strategic and business development ambitions to meet its vision and purpose and hopefully deliver much needed socio-economic benefits to the north Wales region (and beyond).  

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Lindsay Roche

Business Development Director
Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Lindsay Roche
  • Lindsay Roche

    Lindsay is a highly accomplished and dynamic nuclear professional, with an impressive career spanning over 30 years in the nuclear sector.  

     

    Since joining Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as Business Development Director in 2022, Lindsay has been a driving force behind the company’s nuclear growth ambitions. Harnessing her extensive expertise in nuclear new build, government affairs, and business development, Lindsay is at the forefront of building on the company's successful delivery of collaborative frameworks with clients and supply chain to leave lasting legacies in the regions and communities in which they operate.  As a key member of the senior leadership team within Morgan Sindall Infrastructure’s nuclear business unit, Lindsay is instrumental in shaping the company's continued success and growth.

     

    Lindsay is a respected Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Nuclear Institute.  Lindsay's outstanding reputation in the industry is underscored by her role as a valued member of the Nuclear Industry Association Strategic Advisory Board. She is a true thought leader in the field, holding an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield and an MBA from Lancaster University.

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Louis Plowden-Wardlaw

General Counsel
Terrestrial Energy
Louis Plowden-Wardlaw
  • Louis Plowden-Wardlaw

    Louis Plowden-Wardlaw has worked with Terrestrial Energy as General Counsel since 2013 developing the company and advancing the IMSR® through the CNSC’s regulatory process in Canada. Previously, he worked in the investment and banking industries as a lawyer working in asset finance, fund structuring and projects over a range of asset classes, including energy assets. Louis has MSc’s from London Business School (Finance) and the University of Kent (Biodiversity Law), and an LLB from Birmingham University (Law).

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Magnus Mori

Head of Market Development and Technical Sales
Urenco
Magnus Mori
  • Magnus Mori

    Nuclear energy has been Dr. Mori’s passion from age seven, when he first saw the blue glow of Cherenkov’s radiation in a documentary. Today he has more than 25 years of professional experience with roles ranging from regulation and licensing to new build and operations, from research and development to leadership and management. He is currently Head of Market Development and Technical Sales at Urenco leading the company’s commercial strategy to deliver products and services for advanced fuels.

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Mark Tipping

Global Power to X Director, Marine and Offshore
Lloyds Register
Mark Tipping
  • Mark Tipping

    Mark oversees the development of Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Power to X business (offshore nuclear, nuclear shipping, hydrogen, ammonia, marine energy, and associated value chains etc.).  Helping clients realise project ambitions through understanding the regulatory, value chain and technical challenges that face new technologies and real-world applications. Achieving this through developing bespoke approaches to demonstrate both regulatory viability and technical viability. 
    Mark is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience working with the offshore energy industries, oil / gas industry, clean energy including prestige projects such as Shell’s Prelude FLNG and Eni’s Coral Sul FLNG. He provides a wealth of knowledge and experience for clients and colleagues globally supporting industry working groups across the offshore sector and leading the LR Offshore Technical committee.
     

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Michael Martin

Rolls-Royce Engineering Associate Fellow – Structural Integrity
Rolls-Royce
Michael Martin
  • Michael Martin

    Mike Martin graduated with a Masters in Engineering from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge UK in 2000 followed by engineering roles in the offshore and gas transmission industries.  Mike joined Rolls-Royce in 2006 and is now Rolls-Royce Engineering Associate Fellow in Structural Integrity, responsible for the development of next generation structural assessment methods.  Mike is currently advancing mechanistically-informed predictive capability, coupled with structural reliability methods and is particularly interested in ensuring that nuclear industry design codes maintain pace with advances in technology.  Mike is also driving the development of data-centric holistic structural integrity approaches covering the entire lifecycle from raw material and manufacture through to operation, maintenance and decommissioning with a focus on probabilistic approaches, data-science and reduced-order models.  Mike is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Visiting Industrial Professor at the University of Bristol Mechanical Engineering Department.

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Michelle Brechtelsbauer

Vice President of Strategy
Last Energy
Michelle Brechtelsbauer
  • Michelle Brechtelsbauer

    Michelle Brechtelsbauer is Vice President of Strategy at Last Energy, a company creating a new system for the development and delivery of small modular nuclear power plants. In her role, Michelle oversees global strategic initiatives and coordination of programme development and public affairs activities across Last Energy’s international markets. Recognized for her subject matter expertise, Michelle serves as an advisor to technology companies and innovators in the energy sector while also actively participating in various public speaking events. Throughout her career, Michelle has leveraged her background in engineering and science policy to accelerate the deployment of carbon-negative energy technologies. In previous roles, Michelle worked to coordinate science, energy, and environmental policy across U.S. Federal Agencies through the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). Michelle has held fellowships with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, MIT Energy Initiative, MIT Climate CoLab, and the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute. Michelle received her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama.

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Michael Drury

Managing Director
UK Atomics
Michael Drury
  • Michael Drury

    Michael is the Managing Director of UK Atomics developing the Thorium Waste Burner for commercial deployment to help decarbonise the hard to abate industries and provide low cost energy to the grid. Previously Michael held roles as MD of Reactor vendors and has represented the UK on Advanced Nuclear Technologies for both SMR and AMR on behalf of UK government at the IAEA. He has led the Newbuild, SMR and AMR teams as Account Director for the UKs National Nuclear Laboratory working across multiple Gen III and Gen IV reactors and has held senior positions within industry such as the chair of the UK Molten Salt Technology Platform. He has worked in industry developing engineering solutions on major projects such as Chernobyl NSC, ITER Fusion programme, Magnox decommissioning programmes and has worked across the existing fleet of UK AGR reactors and PWR reactor at Sizewell B. Having started his career in automotive at Jaguar Landrover delivering 6-sigma investigations and volume production vehicles, he is now focussed on volume production of advanced modular reactors; a Thorium molten salt reactor, providing thermal heat and power for deployment in the UK. 

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Mike Crawforth

Business Development Manager
Rolls-Royce SMR
Mike Crawforth
  • Mike Crawforth

    Mike Crawforth is the Business Development Manager for Rolls-Royce SMR, bringing experience of 12 years in the nuclear industry to help meet the twin challenges of decarbonisation and energy security. Specialising in technology introduction programmes Mike has worked across the breadth of the nuclear industry including the UK’s submarine programme, decommissioning, the upcoming challenges in the European medical radioisotope supply chain, the development of a micro reactor to decarbonise deployed power, and the genesis of a UK space nuclear programme.  

     

    Mike, now with Rolls-Royce SMR, is working with industrial energy users and policy makers to develop new ways to apply nuclear solutions to the energy ecosystems of tomorrow, driving down the system costs of the energy transition.

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Mike Webley

Senior Advisor, Advanced Technologies and Future Radioactive Substances Regulation Strategy Team
Environment Agency
Mike Webley
  • Mike Webley

    Mike is a Senior Advisor in the Environment Agency’s Advanced Technologies and Future Radioactive Substances Regulation Strategy team. He is the Project Lead for Advanced Nuclear Technologies (ANTs) and Fusion projects funded by the UK government including packages to build regulatory capability and capacity. Mike engages with UK government on future policy including support for ANT and Fusion. He also engages with fission and fusion vendors through the government lead Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) programmes and provides early technical engagements to prospective fission and fusion vendors.

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Mustafa Latif

Legal Director and Roll A Parliamentary Agent
BDB Pitmans
Mustafa Latif
  • Mustafa Latif

    Mustafa is a Legal Director and Roll A Parliamentary Agent from BDB Pitmans, an infrastructure specialist law firm. He has extensive major infrastructure planning experience, and is currently advising on various SMR proposals in the UK. His experience is cross-sectoral and includes energy, aviation, highways, business & commercial as well as harbour infrastructure. He has worked closely with developers, government and regulators in bringing forward innovative solutions to help streamline deliverable and flexible planning consents.

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Nick Bachmann

Senior Product Manager
Westinghouse
Nick Bachmann
  • Nick Bachmann

    Nick Bachmann is Senior Product Manager for advanced fuels at Westinghouse, responsible for advanced reactor and HALEU fuel products. In his 15 years at Westinghouse, Nick has worked in international roles in engineering, sales, and product management across Westinghouse’s fuel, operating plant, and new plant businesses. He holds BSE and MSE degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan.

     

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Patrick Looney

Senior VP, Advanced Nuclear Market Development and Japan Alliance Leader
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Patrick Looney
  • Patrick Looney

    Patrick (Pat) Looney is the Senior Vice President of Advanced Nuclear Market Development and Japan Alliance Leader for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy with over 30 years of experience in the power industry.  He is responsible for identifying and developing potential customers and partners with interest in GE Hitachi’s small, modular, and advanced nuclear reactor technologies (e.g. BWRX-300 and NatriumTM*) globally in order to help bring reliable carbon-free power to the world.   In addition, Pat is leading GE’s alliance relationship with Hitachi.
    Prior to this role, Pat has held a number of senior commercial positions within GE Hitachi and GE Energy Services, including VP of Generation IV Technologies, New Plant Projects Senior Commercial Leader, VP of Services Marketing, Nuclear Account Executive, and Turbine Generator Services Account Manager.  He served in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Program where he was a Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear plant operator on an aircraft carrier.  Pat attended Penn State University where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

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Simon Stuttaford

Principal
Castletown Law
Simon Stuttaford
  • Simon Stuttaford

    Simon joined Castletown Law in July 2019 after leaving Horizon Nuclear Power where he advised on the company’s nuclear new build project at Wylfa. He is an archetypal regulatory lawyer, specialising in legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, environmental law, nuclear law and development issues. He has significant experience operating as a Partner and Head of Nuclear and Joint Head of Environment with DWF LLP, supporting energy, infrastructure and regeneration projects. Simon has also lectured at UK Universities in Environmental law and EU law and has developed and delivered an online Master`s programme in the law of nuclear energy for a UK University. 

    Simon has been involved in the nuclear sector for over 12 years since focusing his practice on energy and environmental law. Initially engaged in the decommissioning sector through his role as General Counsel and Company Secretary for EnergySolutions (now part of the Atkins Group), he has more recently worked as part of Horizon Nuclear Power`s in-house legal team in relation to its nuclear new build project, where he was responsible for the nuclear site licence application and environmental permits. He understands the industry and its challenges well, both from a private practice perspective (operating as client relationship partner for EnergySolutions whilst at DWF) and from an industry perspective. His particular expertise in the nuclear sector is in Licensing, Environmental Permitting, Regulatory compliance and Corporate Governance.
    More recently he has advised advanced nuclear technology developers on the strategy and approach to technology deployment in the UK and in other jurisdictions. He is particularly focused on providing advice to technology developers on the best approach to work within the existing regulatory processes and to consider how to transfer safety and design analysis and data results from one jurisdiction to another. Simon is familiar with the different attributes and characteristics of a number of Generation III and Generation IV technology types.
     

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Sophia Czuprynski

Head of Strategic and Commercial Development
EDF
Sophia Czuprynski
  • Sophia Czuprynski

    Sophia is the Head of Strategic and Commercial Development for the EDF Generation business unit.  She joined EDF in 2014 into the legal team supporting the Generation business and has supported the Generation business on a variety of projects since then.  She is an energy projects lawyer with significant experience both in private practice and in-house.  She requalified as a lawyer after obtaining an MEng from Imperial College in Mechanical Engineering.

     

    In her current role, Sophia is responsible for developing net zero development opportunities such as advanced modular reactors and hydrogen production utilising EDF’s existing Generation asset base.

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Sonia Legg

Facilitator
Sonia Legg
  • Sonia Legg

    Sonia Legg is an experienced broadcast journalist and television presenter who has worked for the BBC and ITV. She was also the Business Television Editor at Reuters News agency for more than a decade, interviewing global and business leaders around the world. Now also a presentation skills consultant, webinar host and conference facilitator. Sonia will skilfully lead the panel discussions and introduce keynote speakers.

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Tris Denton

Commercial Development Director
MoltexFLEX
Tris Denton
  • Tris Denton

    Tris has some 15 years’ experience in the energy sector – first in Government Relations, then in programme delivery and commercial structuring. After spells at the London Chamber of Commerce, NIA, Horizon Nuclear Power, and Edelman; Tris joined Hitachi to support development of the programme team for Wylfa Newydd, GDA of the ABWR reactor, and ultimately the exit of Hitachi from UK nuclear. In 2019, Tris joined UKAEA to establish the STEP programme, accountable for Commercial and Programme Development, including selection and acquisition of the West Burton site, design the Target Operating Model, and the Industrial Delviery model for STEP. In 2023 Tris joined MoltexFLEX to establish the commercial route to market for the FLEX reactor, and lead work on the ‘GridReserve Energy storage product. Tris is committed to modernising the workplace - ensuring parent-friendly working and inclusivity.

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Tim Parkes

Superintending Inspector – Nuclear Safety and Head of Safety Regulation – Sizewell C, Advanced Nuclear Technologies and Innovation
Office for Nuclear Regulation
Tim Parkes
  • Tim Parkes

    Tim Parkes has over 20 years’ experience in the civil nuclear industry and has worked on all stages of the nuclear lifecycle, including new build, operating reactors, fuel manufacture, reprocessing and decommissioning. His background is in Control and Instrumentation and he is a Chartered member of the IET. Tim joined ONR in 2017 and he is currently Head of Safety Regulation for Advanced Nuclear Technologies and Innovation.

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Tom Purnell

Business Development Director
Nuclear AMRC
Tom Purnell
  • Tom Purnell

    Tom is a chartered engineer with over 15 years of industry experience and leads the business development, membership, communication and marketing functions for the Nuclear AMRC; helping UK companies win work in nuclear. He previously spent seven years at Rolls-Royce in various roles, including heading the customer business, managing a major international divestment, and supporting the establishment of the UK SMR consortium. He then moved to Frazer-Nash Consultancy in 2019, leading work with the government on technical support for net zero, and business development for advanced reactors with vendors and various governmental bodies before joining the Nuclear AMRC.  

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