Non-executive Director

Chris Theobald


Chris Theobald has been reappointed to the UK Atomic Energy Authority Board from 1 March 2019 to 28 February 2021. He was appointed to UKAEA Board on 1 March 2016.

Career highlights:

  • 15 years in senior executive roles in the nuclear, energy and defence markets.
  • Vice- President UK/Europe for BWXT Inc (formerly Babcock and Wilcox) leading business development in the civil nuclear market.
  • Managing Director (MD) of Serco’s Technical Services business where he led the £140m sale of Serco’s nuclear consulting unit to AMEC in 2012
  • Senior roles in BAE Systems Avionics and GEC- Marconi, including Divisional MD for a joint venture between BAE Systems and Finmeccanica.
  • Board director for the UK Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) at Drigg, Cumbria.
  • Founding member of the board for the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN).

Chris has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is a Member of the Royal College for Defence Studies.

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Directors are part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Board and help provide strategic oversight. Additional responsibility as chair of the Board Assurance Committee.

UK Atomic Energy Authority