NSAN Appoints New Advisory and Company Boards

NSAN has reinforced its commitment to being led by employers through the appointment of a new Advisory Board consisting of representatives from 26 businesses operating in nuclear.

The newly appointed Advisory Board will ensure that NSAN receives expert advice on latest industry developments and representatives will have a key role in working collectively to address the skills challenges faced by members of NSAN and representing the views of the broader industry and its supply chain.

Representatives have been appointed from member companies across different sub sectors, large employers and the supply chain.  Chairing the Advisory Board is Mark Rouse from Cavendish Nuclear Ltd, he will represent members and the broader supply chain on the recently formed Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG).

Mark commented: “I am proud to have been nominated to chair such an important pan-industry group. I look forward to hearing what the members of the Advisory Board have to say and relish the challenge of ensuring we achieve alignment between the NSSG, NSAN and the other groups that work to ensure we are able to meet our challenging future skills requirements. I will be particularly keen to ensure that a balanced view is taken of the requirements from the large, medium and small companies represented on our Board.”

There is also a new Company Board with the fiduciary duty for NSAN; the Company Board will work to ensure NSAN remains a sustainable and viable company that can effectively deliver the aims and ambitions of the Advisory Board and other members.

Companies represented on the Advisory Board include: AECOM, Amec Foster Wheeler, Arc Energy Resources, AREVA UK, Atkins, AWE, BAE Systems, Bechtel, Cavendish Nuclear Ltd, Doosan Babcock, DSRL, Hargreaves Ductwork Ltd, Independent Forgings & Alloys, Jacobs UK Ltd, MoD, NIS Group, NuGen Ltd, Nuvia Ltd, Rolls Royce Plc, Sellafield Ltd, Servelec Controls Ltd, STS Defence, TIS Cumbria Ltd, TUC, Ultra Electronics and Westinghouse UK.

Company Board Members are from: AREVA UK; Amec Foster Wheeler; Sellafield Ltd; Cavendish Nuclear Ltd; Cogent Skills and NSAN. Rob Davies AREVA UK is Chair of the Company Board

Jean Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy Nuclear & Nuclear Manufacturing commented: “NSAN puts employers at the forefront of skills development; the Advisory Board and Company Board are another example of NSAN providing nuclear businesses with a forum for hands-on involvement in the design and delivery of the skills agenda.

Members are at the heart of NSAN.  To have received so much interest from industry in the development of the Advisory Board demonstrates the industry’s enthusiasm and commitment to the skills for nuclear agenda. NSAN is looking forward to working closely with all the appointed advisors.


Notes to editors

1.    The National Skills Academy for Nuclear is dedicated to improving skills in the nuclear industry by setting the highest standards of excellence, leading the sourcing and provision of solutions and expanding our sector’s capabilities.  NSAN works collaboratively to deliver outstanding levels of service, enhancing the value we provide to members.

NSAN is a ‘not for profit’ organisation, dedicated to serving the needs of our members.

NSAN puts employers at the forefront of skills development, by providing a means for hands-on involvement in the design and delivery of learning, so that training is tailored to the specific needs of the nuclear sector. Launched in January 2008 NSAN is working with employers and quality assured training providers to address the current and future skills challenges facing the nuclear industry.

For more information see: www.nsan.co.uk



All queries in the first instance should be forwarded to Mary Kinsella, Communications Manager, National Skills Academy for Nuclear mary.kinsella@nsan.co.uk  01925 578100.