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New Chair of United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority appointed

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Professor Roger Cashmore is the Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford, and the current Chair of the Nuclear Research Advisory Council of the…

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Professor Roger Cashmore is the Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford, and the current Chair of the Nuclear Research Advisory Council of the Ministry of Defence.

He has formerly been the Director of Research and Deputy Director General of CERN, the European Laboratory for High Energy Physics as well as the Chair of The Royal Society’s Working Group on the issues of nuclear non-proliferation and a member of the European Commission Fusion Facilities Review Panel.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Cashmore as the Chair of the Authority.

“Roger has the experience and understanding needed to deliver a clear future vision for fusion research, which is now the main purpose of the Authority.

“I would also like to thank the outgoing Chair Lady Barbara Thomas Judge for her long standing contribution to the Authority.”

Notes to Editors:

  1. Roger Cashmore will take up his post at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority on 30th July 2010.

  2. Lady Barbara Thomas Judge was appointed Chair in 2004.

  3. The remuneration will be £25,000 per annum and the appointment is initially for three years.

  4. The UK Atomic Energy Authority NDPB manages the UK fusion research programme and operates the Joint European Torus (JET) at Culham, Oxfordshire.

  5. The appointment has been made in accordance with the OCPA code of practice for ministerial appointments to public bodies

  6. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for any political activity to be made public. This appointment has not declared any political activity.

  7. Roger Cashmore is chair of the Nuclear Research Advisory Council, which is a public appointment with an annual remuneration of £315 per day.

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Published 28 July 2010