About Staff (NIRO)


The NIRO office is staffed by secondees. NIRO currently comprises of 4 people:


Gordon Bryan, NIRO Director

The Director is responsible for the day to day leadership of NIRO, for maintaining strong links with key stakeholders including the NIRAB Chair, NIRAB members and Government officials.

Gordon is on secondment from NNL.


Paul Nevitt, Chief Technologist

The role of the Chief Technologist is to work with NIRAB members, NIRAB sub-groups and other stakeholders to ensure that the technical basis for NIRAB recommendations is clearly communicated.

Paul is on secondment from NNL.


Andrew Howarth, Head of Technical Business Development

The Head of Technical Business Development is responsible for supporting Government Departments in the development of business cases for the research and innovation R&D programmes recommended by NIRAB, ensuring they meet the commercial objectives of Government and industry.

Andy is on secondment from NNL.


Simon White, Project Administrator

The Project Administrator leads the day to day activities required to operate the NIRO and to ensure that the administrative requirements of the Project are met effectively.

Simon is on secondment from Rolls-Royce.