Sir Nigel was appointed Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management on 2 July 2018.
Until 2017, Sir Nigel was the Executive Director of Schwarzman Scholars. He is one of the world’s leading human geographers and previously served as Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick and as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Oxford.
Current term of office ends: July 2022
The Chair ensures the quality and delivery of CoRWM’s work programme and also that all output maintains the committee’s impartiality and authority.
The Chair is responsible for
- managing the relationship with the departments and ministers that sponsor the Committee
- making sure that CoRWM’s work programme is aligned with government programmes for radioactive waste management
The Chair is appointed for a 4-year period and is expected to spend about 1 and a half days per week on CoRWM business.