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Appointment of Stephen Henwood CBE as Chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

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Stephen Henwood CBE has been appointed for a further three-year term as Chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

The Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Ed Davey, has today announced the appointment of Stephen Henwood CBE for a further three-year term as Chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Stephen Henwood was appointed Chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on 1 March 2008 and is responsible for the operation, decommissioning and clean up of 19 legacy nuclear sites including Sellafield.

Stephen Henwood said: “This is an important time for our organisation as we continue working to clear up the UK’s nuclear legacy safely, securely, cost effectively and in ways that protect the environment. We are steadily addressing the uncertainties of the legacy we inherited and increasingly making real progress on the ground. I will continue to ensure we keep a real focus on delivery and hold our contractors to account for performance.“

A Chartered Management Accountant, Stephen read Economics at Liverpool University and in 1999 attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

His business career has combined financial and general management roles initially in the food industry with Tate & Lyle PLC and from 1992 to 2006 with BAE Systems. His roles at BAES included Managing Director of Royal Ordnance, Group Financial Controller, and Group Managing Director, International Partnerships.

Since 2006 he has been involved in a range of activities including the Chairmanship of an engineering business funded by the Carlyle Group. He has held a number of Non-Executive directorships including Saab AB and Nord Anglia Education PLC and is Honorary Treasurer and member of Council of the Royal Geographical Society. He was appointed Chair of the Board of the University of Cumbria in October 2010.