Our governance

LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) is the legal entity responsible for operating the LLWR sites, which are owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) is the Site Licence Company (SLC) established to hold the Nuclear Site Licence for the Low Level Waste Repository Site (the Site). It is the legal entity responsible for operating the Site, which is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

LLWR has day to day control of the Site. It is directly accountable to the relevant regulators for compliance with the conditions of the Nuclear Site Licence and with all other applicable legislation and regulations.

It is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK Nuclear Waste Management Ltd (UKNWM), the Parent Body Organisation (PBO). The activities carried out on the Site are performed in accordance with the Management and Operations (M&O) Contract agreed with the NDA. Such activities must be carried out in compliance with the M&O Contract, and have the aim of securing the long term interests of the company, its employees, the local community and business partners.

It must also ensure these activities are undertaken in a safe, reliable and predictable manner, securely and with due regard to the environment.


The role of UKNWM Board is to bring the expertise, resources, innovation and experience necessary to deliver the NDA strategy. Through the secondment of key individuals into the SLC the PBO provides the vision, leadership and expertise necessary to deliver its bid commitments to the NDA.

UKNWM Board members


The SLC Board is legally accountable for all the activities of LLWR, including all aspects of compliance with regulatory requirements and the nuclear site licence.

SLC Board members

LLWR Lead Team

The Lead Team are accountable to the Board for all aspects of operating the Site, they oversee the day to day management of the Company, including the delivery of strategic direction. The Lead Team, through the Office of the Managing Director, provides the Board with recommendations for those matters reserved to the Board.

Lead Team members