Group CEO

David Peattie


David Peattie was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in 2017, following a 33 year career in a number of technical, commercial and senior management positions in the oil and gas industry, including a final role as Head of BP Russia.

David has significant global experience of leadership in the energy, oil and gas industries, and a strong track record in tackling complex commercial and engineering challenges in the UK and internationally. Prior to taking up his role at the NDA, David was Chief Executive Officer at Fairfield Energy, where he led the successful turnaround of performance of North Sea assets and oversaw the start of the decommissioning project for the Dunlin Alpha Platform. He has also served as Chairman of Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd since 2017.

David was appointed Patron of Women in Nuclear UK in 2020 and supports their work in improving gender balance in the nuclear industry. He also personally established and funds undergraduate bursaries for Engineering students at Dundee University.

David is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), and lives in Cumbria.

Previous roles in government

  • Chief Executive