Nuclear Industry Council

The Nuclear Industry Council (NIC) is a joint forum between the nuclear industry and government and its primary role is to provide strategic leadership to the nuclear industry.

Background

Originally set up to deliver the 2012 Nuclear Industrial Strategy, the previous NIC delivered valuable work in key areas including cost reduction, skills and public understanding of nuclear energy.

The NIC was reformed in 2017, following a review in consultation with its members. It was reduced in size to ensure more focused discussions on the key strategic issues for the sector.

Nuclear Sector Deal

The NIC developed the Nuclear Sector Deal which was launched on 28 June 2018 as part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy. The NIC is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Nuclear Sector Deal. Five working groups are leading the detailed work to implement the Sector Deal, focusing on:

  1. New build cost reduction
  2. Legacy cost reduction
  3. Winning UK business
  4. Skills and diversity
  5. Innovation and R&D

The Nuclear Sector Deal was developed by industry and government, based on proposals set out by the NIC:

Chair and structure

The Council is co-chaired by Tim Stone, Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) and Nadhim Zahawi, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business and Industry.

The secretariat is provided by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the NIA.

The Council aims to meet quarterly; minutes of meetings will be published on this website, along with reports and publications produced by the Council.

Membership

The NIC is comprised of executive-level members from across the nuclear industry, as well as senior representatives from government and regulators.

Members have been selected to provide a breadth of knowledge and experience and will be expected to speak for their areas of expertise, rather than their companies or organisations.

Membership is refreshed every 2 years. Below is the membership for the period September 2019 to September 2021.

Industry

  • Alys Garner, Young Generation Network
  • Andy Storer, Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC)
  • Chris Ball, SNC-Lavalin
  • Clive White, Jacobs
  • Darryl Murphy, Aviva
  • Fiona Rayment, NNL
  • Gwen Parry-Jones, Magnox
  • Haydn Clulow, AWE
  • Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, EDF Energy
  • Ian Chapman, UKAEA
  • Ivan Baldwin, Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster
  • Ken Robertson, KBR
  • Michael Clancy, Prospect
  • Michael Gornall, Westinghouse
  • Paul Foster, Sellafield
  • Peter McIntosh, Unite
  • Peter Sibley, Hydrock
  • Simon Bowen, Cavendish Nuclear
  • Steve Dearden, Rolls-Royce (submarines)
  • Dame Sue Ion, Independent
  • Tom Greatrex, Nuclear Industry Association
  • Zheng Dongshan, China General Nuclear (CGN) corporation

Government

  • Campbell Kier, Department for International Trade
  • David Peattie, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
  • Ken Skates (allowable substitute Gwen Roberts), Welsh Government
  • Paul Hollinshead, Ministry of Defence
  • Stephen Speed, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Regulator

  • Adrienne Kelbie, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

Terms of reference

Terms of reference

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Meeting minutes

Publications

In the Public Eye - Nuclear Energy and Society

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Policies

Contact details

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