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Nuclear Industry Special Interest Group

Work in the UK nuclear industry encompasses many different areas from decommissioning legacy facilities, contributing towards UK energy security to seeking a long term solution for the UK’s nuclear disposal. The challenges are vast and varied. To support this work, risk practitioners from the nuclear industry have been working together for several years to share ideas and best practice with the formation of our IRM Special Interest Group, Nuclear Industry, representing a step forward in this relationship. The group draws together Risk Practitioners from the Nuclear Industry to provide support and networking opportunities within the wider risk management community to gain a perspective beyond the Nuclear Industry.


News – April 2021

On 22nd and 29th April, the Nuclear SIG ran a Project Risk event, in partnership with the Risk SIG of the Association of Project Management. Over 100 people attended both days, benefiting from a mixture of presentations, question and answer sessions, networking and engagement. We are grateful to our sponsors, Sellafield Ltd and Safran Risk, for supporting our event and making it possible. A huge thank you also to all our organisers and presenters, who worked hard before the event and throughout the two days to make it a success. If you would like more information please get in touch.

We are hoping to arrange our next event, to take place in July 2021, with a theme of risk appetite and risk-informed decision-making. More information will be available on the website nearer to the time. If this is a topic dear to your heart and you would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you.

Finally, we are keen to increase the diversity of our steering committee, and particularly welcome the opportunity for younger professionals or those newer to risk to get involved. This is a great way to meet people across the profession as well as to gain experience in organising and facilitating events. If you are interested, let me know and come along to meet the team.


More information about our Steering group:

Kathryn McCloghrie CFIRM – Kathryn is currently the Head of Corporate Strategy for Sellafield Ltd, and was previously Head of Risk for NDA and for Sellafield Ltd. Previous experience across a number of nuclear sites includes a range of commercial, business and programme management roles. On taking a role in the Sellafield risk team, Kathryn completed the IRM Diploma as well as APM Risk qualifications.

Hannah Wynne SIRM – Hannah is the Risk Director for the NDA, and was previously Head of Risk for Area North within HS2 and Programme Risk Lead for Qatar Rail. Previous experience of large complex infrastructure projects across a range of sectors in both public and private sector within Risk, Commercial and Project Controls. Hannah is a specialist member within IRM and is an associate member of Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Martin Hughes CIRM – Martin is a risk manager working for Turner & Townsend on the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Previous experience includes being the Head of Corporate Risk at Barakah Nuclear Power Station in Abu Dhabi, Programme Risk Manager on the construction of the new midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi airport and Programme Risk Manager for the Public Works Authority in Qatar. Martin is a certificate member of IRM.

Jenanne Price – Jenanne is currently the Head of Risk Management for Sellafield Limited. Previous experience has ranged across a number of disciplines within the wider nuclear industry, from reactor physics modelling, leading a multi- disciplinary specialist safety team, and leading on lifetime plan and baseline management within a portfolio office. Key focus within her current role is the embedding of application of risk appetite and tolerance in decision making, and supporting improvements to drive better estimates at project level.

Lindsay Straughton – Lindsay is currently the Group Risk Manager for the NDA, having previously led the Risk Team at CCL Secure EMEA and worked in Risk Assurance at RSM UK.  Lindsay’s experience ranges across mainly public sector working in various roles covering risk assurance, development of risk management frameworks, project/programme management, governance and reporting and coaching, mentoring and training.

Lois Anderson – Lois is currently a Risk Practitioner covering Legacy Ponds Programme and Projects at Sellafield Ltd. Alongside this work Lois is also completing an MSC in Risk Management at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Chris Cousins – Chris is currently seconded as Executive Assistant to the NDA Group Director for Risk & Assurance. Previous work includes technical, Corporate Strategy and NDA’s change programme as well as organising and arranging the first Nuclear Industry SIG events last year. Currently studying towards the IRM certificate in Enterprise Risk Management.

Nicola Barber CMIRM - Nicola Barber is the Head of Risk and Assurance and Executive member of UK Atomic Energy Authority and is a Certified member of the Institute of Risk Management. Nicola has worked in a number of disciplines within the nuclear industry for the last 16 years including leading on assurance, risk and project controls. In her most recent previous role as Head of Risk for Magnox Ltd, she drove decision making and set the policies, standards, and framework for risk across a number of nuclear sites. Previously Nicola has led planning teams in the Rail and Oil & Gas industries. 


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Group Chair: 

Kathryn McCloghrie

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