Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield
Mike was appointed CEO for the Nuclear AMRC in July 2013, having previously spent 5 years as CEO for Westinghouse in the UK. Prior to this Mike was Managing Director at Westinghouse Springfield’s Fuels Limited, the UK’s flagship nuclear fuel manufacturing facility.
Mike began his career in the nuclear industry at Calder Hall power station in West Cumbria in 1975 and has worked at numerous UK and international facilities, including Sellafield in West Cumbria and Oakridge in Tennessee.
Mike has been at the forefront of changes in the UK civil nuclear industry, including the restructuring of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd and the formation of Site License Companies for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. He established Westinghouse UK Ltd to integrate Westinghouse/Toshiba business interests in the UK and led the licensing of the Westinghouse AP1000 reactor through the Generic Design Assessment in the UK. Through the Nuclear AMRC, he leads the development of a UK supply chain for nuclear that competes in the global civil nuclear marketplace.
Mike is dedicated to the development of young people in the nuclear industry and is a founder Board member of the National Skills Academy - Nuclear (NSA-N). He is a Board member of Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership, and is committed to the development of a new era of civil nuclear power.