NDA Cross Industry Initiative Content Track Agenda

Day 1 (20th October 2020)

9:30

Cross-Industry Collaboration Update

Update on Themes of Common Interest, Initiative Status, & Collaboration Projects

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Karl Sanderson, Head of Cross-Industry Learning

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.

10:00

Waste Stream Diversion & Collaboration Models

Including a LLWR Case Study and concepts for joint projects

Corhyn Parr, NDA

Bio to Follow

10.45

Technical Innovation

Discussing the updates since the webinar and workshop held in 2019

Sara Huntingdon, Head of Innovation at The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Sara joined the NDA in July 2019. She leads a new team tasked with driving and enabling more innovative approaches in nuclear decommissioning.

As an engineering physicist,  she started her early career in the nuclear sector as part of the BNFL Magnox Generation Graduate Scheme, leaving in 2003 to join the nuclear propulsion programme  at the Defence Procurement Agency in Bristol.  She has since worked in a wide variety of project management, R&D delivery and business change roles within the UK Government, including leading cross-cutting programmes for the UK Space Agency and Ministry of Defence.

11.30

Innovation and Regulation

Discussing the learnings from workshop of May 2019

Professor Anthony Banford, Chief Technologist at National Nuclear Laboratory

13.00

Standards

Discussing the learnings from November 2019 workshop and activities since

Matthew Castle, Nuclear Regulator – Decommissioning Team at The Enviroment Agency

Matthew joined the nuclear industry in 1998 as a graduate trainee at Sellafield working in the High Level Waste Plants. He then transferred to Magnox and gained experience at operating and decommissioning sites, working in Radiation Protection and Environmental Protection at Dungeness A, Berkeley Centre and Oldbury Power Station. Matthew then moved to nuclear new build with Horizon Nuclear Power as Head of Radiation Protection and Environment where he gained experience in the Design Authority for the UK Advance Boiling Water Reactor design. Following the suspension of this project Matthew took the opportunity to become a Nuclear Regulator at the Environment Agency working in the Decommissioning Team and new nuclear permitting. Matthew has been involved with various standard setting groups such as the BAT working group, CEWG and IRPCG; he is a certificated Radiation Protection Adviser and Radioactive Waste Adviser.

13.45

Net Zero Carbon

Discussing the findings from the recently held workshop

Steve Hardy at NDA

14.30

Closing Statement

Reflections and Next Steps

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Karl Sanderson, Head of Cross-Industry Learning

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.

Theatre one: NDA Cross Industry Initiative Theatre Agenda

Day 2 (21st October 2020)

9:45

Welcome

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Karl Sanderson, Head of Cross-Industry Learning

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.

10.00

Transferable Skills

Beccy Pleasant at ECITB

11.00

Organisational Cultural Change

Perspectives on opening up industries to external insights

Dermot O’Reilly, Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University

Dr Dermot O’Reilly is a Senior Lecturer in Lancaster University Management School. His research interests revolve around critical perspectives on co-ordination and conflict, with a particular focus on alternative modes of leadership, organizing, learning, and how they relate to the relationship between humans and the ecological environment. At the core of this intellectual endeavour is an interest in the dialectical processes, moments, and relations that comprise co-ordination and conflict. He previously worked in the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff, and has written a range of research articles.

12.30

Cost & Schedule

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Karl Sanderson, Head of Cross-Industry Learning

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.

Ian Fozdar, Decommissioning Manager UK at OGA

Ian Fozdar is the UK Decommissioning Manager with the Oil and Gas Authority, with a primary role of facilitating cost-efficient offshore oil/gas decommissioning through performance benchmarking, sharing of good industry practice, and the promotion of an aligned and sustainable supply chain. Ian has previously worked with ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell in a range of management, commercial, operational and technical positions across the upstream lifecycle, in the UK, continental Europe and South-east Asia.

13.30

Question Time Panel

“Tom Greatrex, CEO of the Nuclear Industry Association will facilitate a question time discussion on decommissioning cross-industry learning (nuclear and oil & gas) with the NDA, NNL, Decom North Sea and The Oil & Gas Technology Centre”

 

Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive at NIA

Tom Greatrex became Chief Executive of the NIA on 1 February 2016.  Formerly MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Tom was shadow energy minister from 2011 – 2015 and the opposition’s lead spokesman on nuclear energy, electricity market reform, smart grid and metering, carbon capture and storage, interconnection and both onshore and offshore oil and gas. Leading the scrutiny of the Energy Act and the Infrastructure Act in the last Parliament, he secured a number of amendments to the proposed legislation. He also served as a member of the Energy Select Committee from 2010 and from 2007-2010 was a policy adviser in the Scotland Office, including on energy.

Since 2015, he has been an independent policy analyst working in the energy sector for a range of clients, a frequent media commentator on energy issues, and a regular columnist for Utility Week. In a varied prior career, he was Director of Corporate Affairs for the NHS in Scotland, a chief officer in local government and a GMB trade union official in England. Outside of work his main interests are family, football (Fulham) and film.

14.30

Project Management, Commercial Models & Supply Chain

Graeme Rankin, Head of Transformation Integration and Benchmarking at Sellafield Ltd

Graeme has worked in the nuclear industry for nearly 40 years, in both the UK and the United States. He has been plant manager for the Highly Active Liquor Evaporation and Storage facility at Sellafield, worked in decommissioning high hazard facilities at Sellafield and on redundant nuclear weapons production facilities in the United States. As well as using his experience and expertise on nuclear sites, he also worked for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) for 10 years. During this time we was the contract lead for Sellafield and then responsible for the NDA’s competition programme for parent body organisations. He is currently back at Sellafield working on its transformation change programme.

15.15

Closing Statement

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Karl Sanderson, Head of Cross-Industry Learning

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.