Fiona Rayment has dedicated more than 25 years to NNL and predecessor organisations, BNFL and Nexia Solutions. With extensive strategic and operational experience across a number of different nuclear sites in the UK and internationally, Fiona drives NNL’s science and technology agenda.
A chartered chemist and engineer with a PhD in chemistry from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Fiona is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the UK Nuclear Institute. She has an MBA from Manchester Business School.
Fiona has recently served as a member of Euratom’s Science and Technology Committee, the Idaho National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science and Technology Advisory Committee, the American Nuclear Society Board and is immediate past chair of the UK’s Nuclear Skills Strategy Group. Her other roles across the sector include being on the board of the UK Nuclear Institute, a member of the Nuclear Industry Council and a member of the Office of Nuclear Regulation Chief Nuclear Inspector’s Independent Advisory Panel. Fiona is chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Energy Division at CEA - the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and is a Non-Executive Member of the UK Space Agency Steering Board.
In addition to representing the UK at a variety of international meetings, Fiona is a vice chair of the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Steering Committee Bureau, which exists as part of the OECD to facilitate co-operation among countries with nuclear energy infrastructure.
Fiona has long advocated widening participation in science and engineering and champions NNL’s sector-leading approach to diversity and inclusion.
She was awarded an OBE in 2017 and the French Légion d’Honneur in 2020.