Ashley Townes

Project Development Director, Westinghouse


Ash is a hands-on business leader and nuclear project professional with 28 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry, mostly in the nuclear sector.

Currently employed by Westinghouse as a Project Development Director, operating out of the UK and reporting to Cranberry US head office, Ash is responsible for Project Development for a portfolio of AP1000 projects worldwide.

Ash has significant practical experience in management roles on large nuclear EPC and development projects; from feasibility, design, nuclear safety case, to construction and commissioning management.

Ash understands the UK nuclear regulatory environment, has a good balance of commercial delivery acumen and empathy with nuclear operators’ drivers; a demonstrable track-record of achieving successful outcomes for all stakeholders.