9:15

Welcome and Introduction

Keith Parker, Director at TotalDECOM

9:30

Keynote Speech

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David Peattie, CEO at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

9:45

Daily Programme Outlines from the NDA and TotalDECOM

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10:00

Cross- Industry  Collaboration Update

Karl Sanderson, Head of Cross-Industry Learning at the NDA

Karl is Head of Cross-Industry Learning at the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), formerly also Head of Assurance. His portfolio involves sponsoring engagement between the UK’s nuclear industry and other sectors, in order to share insights across the decommissioning landscape.

Prior to joining the NDA, Karl steered a variety of upstream oil & gas mega-projects ranging in size from US$3 to $50 Billion, for deployment in Angola, Kazakhstan, the US Gulf of Mexico, and the Danish sector of the North Sea, on behalf of operators such as Chevron, Total and Maersk Oil. His experience covers the full range of mega-project maturation, from concept through engineering and construction to operations.

Before focusing on the energy sector, Karl was a management consultant and entrepreneur, having been a Partner at marchFIRST -a global eCommerce consultancy, and prior to that a decade at Accenture.  Consequently, he has experience across a wide range of industries, and has often been involved in helping blue-chip organisations navigate the most challenging of circumstances.  He was a founding member of a number of high-tech start-ups and consultancies and has held office as managing director and company secretary.

10:20

Are We Learning?

John Chappell MBE, Director of Asset Management and Continuous Improvement at the NDA

John was initially an RAF engineering officer leading front-line maintenance for fast-jet aircraft in various roles and theatres.  He was awarded an MBE for the development of lean transformation across the aircraft fleets and the surge of improvement it gave.

John left the RAF in 2009 and has led operations at Sellafield’s MOx Fuel Plant accelerating production, Head of Operational Engineering at United Utilities, applying better maintenance and lean operations improving resilience and reliability. Now Director of Asset Management and Continuous Improvement he provides a key focus on asset performance, life-cycle planning and estate wide learning delivering the NDA’s mission.

10:40

Collaborative Learning

Dr Roger Hull, Management Consultant at PwC

Roger is a Subject Matter Expert in PwC’s Energy, Utilities & Resources consulting business and has been assisting clients in the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Water and Power sectors transform their businesses for over 20 years. He has worked globally for IOCs, helping them improve their operations, implement integrated activity planning, and make step changes in asset management and safety culture leadership. This has included multi-year engagements in Angola, Azerbaijan, Trinidad, UK and the USA. His Nuclear experience has ranged from Nuclear New Build organisations to Operating Companies undergoing early transition to Decommissioning. He has also worked across the supply chain including international EPC&M organisations working in Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Thermal Power sectors.

An advocate of life-long learning, Roger has recently completed an MSc in Oil & Gas Decommissioning at Aberdeen University, including research into transforming business models for late life and decommissioning assets and regularly lectures on the Oil & Gas MBA at Robert Gordon University.

Roger holds a PhD in manufacturing strategy and systems design as well as being a chartered accountant and chartered management consultant and applies the rigour of these disciplines to transform businesses and organisational performance, to manage change and adopt best practice

11:15

 Workshop Update

Paul Innes, at Grant Thornton

Bio To Follow

11:30

Example of Implementing Learning: Framing

Nick Smallwood, CEO at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)

Bio To Follow

11:50

 Workshop Update

Anthony Banford, Chief Technologist at NNL

Chief Technologist at NNL, leading Science, Technology and R&D programmes with industrial impact. This includes creating research partnerships and collaborative programmes with academia, SMEs and international organisations. Anthony led the establishment of the Centre for Innovation in Nuclear Decommissioning, an industrial academic research partnership to drive innovation and develop technical leaders of the future.

As a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, he ispassionate about developing the next generation of engineers, and is active in university lecturing, mentoring and research project supervision at Masters and Doctoral levels.

Anthony hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering, an MBA and am a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineering, a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Scientist. He has co-authored two book chapters, multiple scientific journal articles and regularly present at scientific and industry conferences.

12:45

Title to be Confirmed

Joe Leask, Decommissioning Manager at OGUK

Bio to follow

13:25

Workshop Update

Steve Andrew, Late Life, Decommissioning, Demolition and Remediation Manager at ABB

Bio to follow

13:40

What does good look like?

How we’re plotting our journey…

 

Dave Dixon, Health, Safety & Environment Manager at the NDA

Dave works within the NDA Group HS&E Team in the Operational Performance & Improvement Team and supports the Magnox and Dounreay parts of the business.

Dave has over 30 years of experience in industry including 20 years as a leader in safety in chemical, ports and logistics and utilities environments.

 

13:55

Learning Points from the Safe Decommissioning Workshop

Identifying challenges common to all and the need communicate and share information and practices.

 

Jacqueline Western, HM Inspector of Health and Safety at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

I have been a regulatory inspector in the Construction Division of HSE for over 12 years.   During that time I have inspected dutyholders of varying sizes from self-employed sole traders to multi-national companies.  Part of that role also involves investigating serious incidents and fatal accidents and taking the appropriate enforcement action including  prosecution when necessary.  I am currently the HSE lead on decommissioning and dismantling north sea installations and also the inspection of cladding replacement on high rise buildings.

14:15

Title to be Confirmed

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director at Institute of Economic Development (IED)

Bio to follow

14:30

Sustainability in the NDA including where progress with the UN’s SDGs

Andrew Harper, Project Controls Manager at the NDA

Bio to follow

14:45

Title to be Confirmed

15:00

Sustainability in the NDA including where progress with the UN’s SDGs

Adil Sardardeen, Sustainabilty Manager at the NDA

Bio to follow

15:15

Progress with Net Zero including scope 3 emissions

Steve Hardy, Director of Environment at the NDA

Bio to follow

15:30

Workshop Update

Jane Cruickshank, of Sellafield

Bio to follow

15:45

Game Changers - Innovation in Nuclear Decommissioning

It is widely-recognised that technological innovation can make a significant contribution to overcoming complex nuclear decommissioning challenges.  The Game Changers innovation process connects challenge stakeholders from the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate with solution providers from nuclear and non-nuclear sectors. Solution providers work with challenge stakeholders on defined decommissioning challenges. The design and evolution of the programme are discussed, detailing how the process has developed to meet sector requirements. Examples of projects are used to illustrate the process and outcomes.

 

Frank Allison. CEO and Founder at FIS360

Dr. Frank Allison is CEO of FIS360 Ltd and an expert in the commercialisation of early stage cutting edge technologies, from concept to commercial product.  He has developed and delivered several commercialisation programmes, including Sellafield’s Game Changers innovation programme.  He has over 15 years’ experience commercialising early stage technologies into a wide range of sectors. Spending 10 years working at University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP), Frank was responsible for commercialising a portfolio of spin-out companies, and licensing technologies. 

A highlight of his career was working in the Middle East to establish a technology transfer business unit and innovation investment fund for Dhahran Techno Valley Company (DTVC).  

Frank has also spent many years working in the steel, space and aerospace industries in the UK and US.  He now mentors early stage companies, sits on several innovation committees and has a real passion and enthusiasm to make a difference.

 

16:00

Title to be Confirmed

16:30

Closing Session

Karl Sanderson, Head of Cross-Industry Learning at the NDA

Karl is Head of Cross-Industry Learning at the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), formerly also Head of Assurance. His portfolio involves sponsoring engagement between the UK’s nuclear industry and other sectors, in order to share insights across the decommissioning landscape.

Prior to joining the NDA, Karl steered a variety of upstream oil & gas mega-projects ranging in size from US$3 to $50 Billion, for deployment in Angola, Kazakhstan, the US Gulf of Mexico, and the Danish sector of the North Sea, on behalf of operators such as Chevron, Total and Maersk Oil. His experience covers the full range of mega-project maturation, from concept through engineering and construction to operations.

Before focusing on the energy sector, Karl was a management consultant and entrepreneur, having been a Partner at marchFIRST -a global eCommerce consultancy, and prior to that a decade at Accenture.  Consequently, he has experience across a wide range of industries, and has often been involved in helping blue-chip organisations navigate the most challenging of circumstances.  He was a founding member of a number of high-tech start-ups and consultancies and has held office as managing director and company secretary.