Welcome and Introduction

Keith Parker, Director at TotalDECOM


Keynote Speech

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David Peattie, CEO at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority


Daily Programme Outlines from the NDA and TotalDECOM

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Professor John Fyfe

Professor Fyfe has experience in the private sector as both a director and strategic advisor to a number of companies on management and development issues, and also holds or has held, senior appointments at Universities and Business Schools, including Oxford, Manchester, Amsterdam, Henly and Harvard.

Previously a Trade Union Leader, a Non-Executive Director of British Coal Enterprises and employment advisor to the British Government and Governments throughout the world.

John has been instrumental in setting up local community partnerships for economic development, and the mentoring of Presidents, Prime ministers and leaders throughout the world


Net Zero, the ambitions of the offshore wind industry and the challenges to the offshore wind business.

Finding a path to Net Zero is a real challenge for offshore wind owners and operators.  In the context of operations, its all too easy to claim the displacement of billions of tonnes of CO2 as a result of the wind resource utilised to generate clean electricity and the way offshore wind has made coal and dirty fuels all but redundant.  But owners must have one eye to the future, the longevity of their assets, the waste generated, the disposal of that waste at decommissioning and achieving best value decommissioning costs.
With Decommissioning feeling like a distant point on any time horizon, surely we are too early to be thinking about this?  No, our time has come, and we cannot afford to wait.  We need to be addressing our carbon impact on our most shameful areas now, including marine fuel and propulsion, to ensure the technologies we need at decommissioning are available and viable.
XceCo are at the forefront of many of these operation changes, partnering in a project to trial marine recharging of vessels, and in projects to encourage a circular economy in decommissioning that finds extended and new life for assets.  The work has started, and perhaps only just in time, to make sure we are ready to fulfil our part of the country’s, and the worlds, net zero necessity
Bailey Bradley, Operations Director at Xceco

XceCo director Bailey Bradley has 16 years of energy industry experience, most previously as Head of Commercial and Operational Excellence for a large utility renewable business managing a portfolio of responsibilities including major non engineering projects.

This included the Falcon program, a group of projects instigated to transform the Grimsby operations of a major utility. Taking its wind farms from being operated under an OEM service provision to a ‘UK leading’ multi-contract ‘self perform’ approach which contributed to significant improvements in value for the owners.

In addition to these responsibilities he also managed a large IS budget for the FTSE 30 organisation’s business unit and deputised for the head of renewables.

Bailey’s experience has seen him in various roles across Centrica, in numerous business units, contributing in technical, commercial, IS, customer facing and strategic projects and roles.


UK Space Agency efforts to decommission satellites

The UK Space Agency’s lead for tracking and removal of space debris will talk about why decommissioning satellites in orbit is so important – and how the UK Space Agency is going about this task.

Jacob Geer, Head of Space Surveillance and Tracking at the UK Space Agency

Jake has been part of the Space Agency since 2016, having joined from the Ministry of Defence.  In his current role as head of Space Surveillance and Tracking Jake leads a mixed team of technical and policy staff responsible for tracking satellites and space debris to minimise the costly risk of orbital collisions.

Jake’s previous UK Space Agency role was head of national spaceflight policy, where Jake worked with companies, departments and domestic agencies to establish the UK’s first spaceports and space launch vehicles.

Jake’s career before the UK Space Agency saw him taking several roles in MOD and the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory.  His work has included advising the MOD Operations Directorate on scientific issues during operations in Syria, Iraq, Libya and the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.  He has worked in a similar role at the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), providing analytical and scientific advice on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Jake has completed three tours of Afghanistan as a scientific advisor or analyst in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  He joined the civil service in 2009, following a career in market research.  Prior to this Jake graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in Psychology.


The Evolution of Social Value

Social value, social impact, enhancing communities, they all leave a lasting impact. How we strategise as a business, develop and grow revolves around being a responsible business. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure has been operating in West Cumbria and within the nuclear sector for over a decade. To support their responsible business plans collaboration played a key role. Gary Shuttleworth will expand further on this, share their findings, the models they have put in place to support the community and their plans for the future.

Gary Shuttleworth, Business Development Director at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure

Gary Shuttleworth is Morgan Sindall Infrastructure's Business Development Director leading on growth, social impact and communications for the Nuclear Business. This role has been newly created in 2021 in order to bring focus, drive and energy to these areas.

In addition, Gary was appointed to the main Board of Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster at the AGM election in June 2021.When he initially joined Morgan Sindall’s Infrastructure business in 2019, Gary brought 25 years of international nuclear experience with him. Previously an executive director at NuGen, Gary played a pivotal role in the nuclear project start-up. In addition, he was a founding member of All Together Cumbria social enterprise and a key supporter of Cumbria’s legacy ambitions. Prior to that, Gary worked for Westinghouse Electric Company, where he was the director of global business development for the new nuclear reactor business.


Resource Efficiency and the Circular Economy

A “circular economy” is one where waste is eliminated, resources are circulated, and nature is regenerated. This presentation examines what this means in the context of the decommissioning sector: how the “value” embedded in materials can be maintained at the highest level for as long as possible, and how the sector can contribute towards the move from a “take, make, dispose” linear economy to one where resources are used more efficiently.

Mike Baines, Technical Director at Aecom

Mike is a Technical Director with AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure firm, which connects disciplines and resources to deliver innovative infrastructure solutions. AECOM delivers planning, architectural, engineering and consulting services for public- and private-sector clients around the world. Mike has over 25 years’ of experience in the field of waste and materials management, covering many different waste types and many countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.  This includes many projects looking at how best to optimise the use of resources and minimise waste generated during construction and demolition activities.  Mike has worked for clients including Shell, BP, the NDA, and the Environment Agency.



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Tom Andrews, Project Manager at The National Composites Centre

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 Sharing Insights from Decommissioning in the Space and Nuclear Industries


In this presentation, Diletta will discuss similarities and key challenges of the nuclear and space decommissioning industry and I will highlight lessons (to be) learned and considerations for the future.

Diletta Invernizzi, Project Manager at Jacobs

Diletta is a certified APM PMQ Project Manager in Jacobs nuclear decommissioning team, currently in charge of the delivery of a number of projects for both internal and external customers. Her main tasks include managing international projects and
stakeholders, running a large portfolio of 60+ radiation protection projects with external customers, managing Innovate UK research projects, and promoting collaborations between industry and universities to encourage R&D and research commercialisation, for a total budget of more that £1M. Diletta has demonstrable experience in coordinating and supporting teams, communicating in a clear and concise matter, and taking ownership of the deliverables, which stem from her strong academic background.
Before joining Jacobs, Diletta has successfully completed her PhD at the University of Leeds, focusing on benchmarking nuclear decommissioning, for which she received the prestigious IPMA Young Researcher Global Award 2020, and for which the Project Management Institute has recognised her as one the PMI Future 50 Leader. During her PhD, Diletta published more than 10 scientific articles and several conference proceedings and collaborated with the IAEA and the OECD/NEA in international projects.


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Stuart Barnes, Clean Maritime Innovation Lead from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
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Meike Kolthof, Sustainability Advisor at Heerema Marine Contractors
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Impact of Sustainability - Case Study

Andy Storer, CEO at Nuclear ARMC

Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear AMRC in August 2017, after joining as Managing Director in 2015. Andrew has 30 years’ experience in the nuclear sector, from helping deliver large reactor components for Sizewell B at Northern Engineering Industries, to various manufacturing and engineering roles at Rolls-Royce. He was in charge of the UK submarine reactor component design group, before becoming the General Manager for through-life maintenance and support of the UK submarine reactor fleet. He then became Programme Director for Rolls-Royce and civil nuclear business, leading customer engagement and bids with new build developers. He represents the Nuclear AMRC on the UK Nuclear Industry Council and is an active member of the NIA Delivery Group. He sits on various groups, committees and associations and leads a number of supply chain initiatives on behalf of UK industry and Government. He is a Visiting Professor of Nuclear Manufacturing and Capability Development at the University of Sheffield and a Fellow of the Nuclear Institute. He is also a non executive board member of the NIA and he leads the Winning UK Business group as part of the nuclear sector deal delivery with BEIS and DIT.


Offshore decommissioning in the North Sea – new entrants versus the veterans


There has been much said in recent years about the “old guard” of the North Sea “selling up and getting out” and over the past 10-15 years there has been an emergence of new entrants, hungry to extract the last remaining drops from ageing reservoirs.

Whilst enhanced oil recovery (EOR) was a somewhat sexy topic for these new entrants, decommissioning of the associated infrastructure was rarely at the forefront of discussions/announcements, publicly at least.

Can the “old boys” simply sell up and sail off into the sunset?

Calum Crighton, Partner at Gilson Gray

Calum Crighton, Gilson Gray LLP – Partner / Head of Oil &Gas/Energy.  With over 16 years’ experience in all aspects of the offshore oil & gas / renewables industries, Calum has built up a strong expertise in supply chain and upstream oil & gas commercial contracts.  Calum is dual qualified in Scots and English law.  Most of his career has been in international law firms and as senior in-house industry lawyer, with proven experience in oil & gas, specialising in Decommissioning, Supply Chain Commercial Contracts, Energy Transition and Joint Venture Management.

Recent examples of Calum’s work include:

  • Legal & Commercial Manager during Fairfield’s Dunlin Decommissioning Project
  • Being engaged on the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline construction contract
  • Negotiating licensing arrangement in relation to deployment of downhole trigger
  • Advising on the Darwin drilling campaign, including drilling contracts and drilling consortium arrangement.
  • Various farm-out agreements and sale & purchase agreements in relation to offshore oil & gas assets
  • Extensive legal and commercial due diligence on various oil & gas assets on behalf of several E&P companies
  • Various offshore supply chain contracts for various clients over a number of years, including services, rental and product supply contracts.


Who is liable for and who pays for decommissioning – with an exploration of the role globally of nuclear decommissioning funds

Ian will explain who is liable for decommissioning in the UK as a matter of law and how decommissioning is funded in the UK and overseas.

Ian Salter, Partner at Burges Salmon

Ian has worked at Burges Salmon for over 25 years and became a partner in 1999.

He is an expert in the field of nuclear regulation and international nuclear law and has advised extensively on commercial arrangements in the nuclear sector around the world.

Ian chairs the Nuclear Industry Association's Legal and Financial Affairs Working Group, and also acts as the UK representative on the board of the International Nuclear Law Association with whom he has been actively involved since 1999.

He is editor of 'The Burges Salmon Guide to Nuclear Law' (Second edition 2015).


Collaborating Across Ecosystems

Norton will sharing with us, through a series of real-life video clips, some of the key enablers to developing a highly effective collaboration relationship, which he has learnt from the facilitation of numerous collaboration engagement relationship management programs.


Norton Bertram-Smith

Norton is the founding director of On Purpose Ltd.  He delights in seeing the ease, flow and joy in work which comes from developing authentic leadership. Norton has an uncanny knack at being able to recognise and articulate a leader’s current business context for cultural change and working out what needs to be done.

Whether it is aligning individual and team leadership behaviour to achieve current business challenges or improving a partnership’s collaboration aims, Norton delights in developing the trusting relationships required.

His ability to see and combine the personal and the organisational perspectives enables him to deliver sustained and meaningful change with the leadership teams he engages with. As a result, he has experienced working with senior leaders and their teams across the globe, helping them in finding new ways to add value, particularly by enabling the hidden advantage of their organisation’s human capability.

He lives in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, with his wife and family, enjoying both the golf course and his office being in equal walking distance, and walking his dog in the local hills.