I head up the RP function for Atkins’ Decommissioning and Waste Management division up at Westlakes in Cumbria. We support a number of UK and international clients with their nuclear decommissioning projects, providing RPA advice and waste management solutions.
One of our exciting challenges of late is supporting the decommissioning of FGMSP at Sellafield, where the hazards present RP challenges that are unrivalled anywhere else in the world.
I enjoy working collaboratively with other disciplines, finding pragmatic solutions to complex challenges.
Google is your friend!
Informative, fun, inclusive.
I enjoyed the actinide workshop in Birmingham a few years ago. It was interesting to see how other industries (oil and gas) have similar challenges to the nuclear industry with regard to actinides.
My wife Megan and 6-week-old daughter Neli.
A cocker spaniel called Annie.
Rugby and golf.
Fly half for Wales, and later a physiotherapist until I did a week's work experience and realised it wasn’t quite travelling with sports teams all over the globe! Neither is Rad Protection incidentally!
A professional golfer…winning The Open or the US Masters!
Not really – Welsh is my first language though. Only 0.00054% of the world population can say that!
I’d have to make a Courteeners playlist. They’ve been my favourite band for a decade and I’ve seen them live over 20 times!
I was asked to take a photo of a family on top of the Empire State Building. The next day I was on top of the Rockefeller Building and again was asked to take a photo of a family. It turned out to be the same one! This despite the fact that the population of New York is approximately 9 million people.
I’m partial to a burger!
Tiger Woods, Elon Musk and Sir Alex Ferguson. I’d like to tap into the brains of these three incredibly successful people to find out their secrets! I’d also like to hear some of Elon’s next crazy ideas.
My coffee machine – I wouldn’t have survived the last six weeks without it!
Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson and Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. Light reading for a holiday but with some interesting concepts to take away.
All crisps go out of date on a Saturday! Check your cupboards.
Not a specific app but I think the Apple watch is amazing.
I’d spend two weeks skiing in Japan and then two more relaxing in The Maldives.
What’s the best golf course you’ve ever played?
Carnoustie – however Holyhead Golf Club (Anglesey) will always hold a special place in my heart!
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