Nuclear Power Committee

Nuclear Power Committee
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The Nuclear Power Committee is served by influential individuals speaking for the salient parts of a diverse sector.

The Committee meets three times a year and acts as a technical advisory panel to the Power Industries Board, representing all sectors of power generation.

Committee members represent the following areas:

  • Nuclear regulation
  • New build
  • Power generation
  • Research (fission & fusion)
  • Defence
  • Fuel cycle
  • Decommissioning
  • Contractors and construction
  • Academia.

Committee members

Gordon Tait – Chair



Esther Barrett - Vice Chair


Chris Bell

Rolls Royce

Chris Cheater

Principal Consultant, Abbott Risk Consulting Ltd

Bruce Cletheroe


Andrew Crockett


Jennifer Gilmour


Rubio Anton Gustavo



John Hulme


Sean Kelso

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)

Tom Pritt


Andy Pyle - Past Chair

EdF Generation

Gavin Smith

Office for Nuclear Regulation

Bernard Swinnerton


Simon Walker

Imperial College

Peter Gillards

Engineering Manager
Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd

Philip Kolodziejczak

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Jonathan Krzyzosiak - Young Member

Climate Change Risk Specialist / Director, Technical Lead, EDF, NNB

Phil Rogers

Technology Leader – Hydrogen, National Nuclear Laboratory

Sadia Samas

Sellafield Limited

James Wilson

Ministry of Defence

Dan Wolff

Lead Engineer, UKAEA


What we do

  • Ensure that good engineering practice and exciting innovation in the nuclear sector is propagated to all interested members of the Institution
  • Ensure that the Institution listens and responds to topics members want to hear about
  • Communicate with a wider audience on nuclear engineering matters of public and national interest
  • Arrange events, talks, and web content
  • Engage with the Institution''s regional centres. 
  • Publish reports and contribute to Institution policy statements and responses to questions from the government, media or the general public.


  • Promote the safe use and application of engineering in all aspects of nuclear energy together with its standards 
  • Influence decision makers on the merits of nuclear energy and to advise our Institution on nuclear energy matters 
  • Stimulate debate over the engineering issues which arise in nuclear power generation and provide training/ professional development opportunities, especially for younger engineers 
  • Promote a willingness to share with, inter alia, the engineering institutions, BNES and BNIF in the management and organisation of nuclear related activities, to avoid duplication and to maximise interest and value.


Get in touch

Have a question or would like to get involved?

Contact our Member Engagement Team

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