LLWR Chairman

Dennis Thompson


Dennis has over 25 years’ experience in the nuclear industry with a focus on nuclear operations and low level waste management. He started his career as a start-up (commissioning) engineer with DuPont at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, United States.

In addition to operations management, Dennis has held a variety of key management positions covering a range of disciplines including training, procedures, quality assurance and project management. He moved to the UK to take up the Business Manager role at the LLWR, responsible for finance, project controls, IT and human resources before assuming his current role of Managing Director.

After 10 years at LLWR Dennis decided to leave the organisation to pursue new opportunities within his parent organisation AECOM. He will remain Chairman of the SLC Board, in a non-Executive capacity, to support the organisation as it goes through a transitional phase.

Previous roles in government

  1. Managing Director

    • 2011 to 2018