INS Board

Adrian Simper

Chairman

Adrian joined the NDA in October 2005 from British Nuclear Fuels where he played a key role in setting up the NDA through the transfer of Assets and Liabilities from BNFL to the NDA and the associated re-structuring of BNFL.

He joined the nuclear industry in Research and Development at Sellafield. His subsequent career, all in the nuclear sector, has included strategic roles in R&D and technology; project delivery; commercial and finance both in the UK and the US.

Adrian has a PhD in mathematics and is a Chartered Mathematician.

Adrian is also Chairman of International Nuclear Services (INS).

Alaine Greaves

Since 2004, Alaine has been the Head of Finance for International Nuclear Services and became Finance Director of International Nuclear Services in April 2008.

Alaine commenced her career with Deloitte and Touche, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and then spent 2 years as Budgeting and Forecasting accountant with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, prior to joining BNFL in 2001 as a financial accountant. Alaine progressed to Head of BNFL Group’s Financial Accounts and Treasury Back Office functions at its Corporate Centre in Daresbury.

Mark Jervis

Mark has over 25 years experience in the nuclear industry.

After graduating with a Chemistry degree from Nottingham University, Mark commenced his career in the High Level Waste Plants at the Sellafield site in the UK working on the development of the high level waste vitrification process. He transferred to the commercial division of the spent fuel management group within BNFL (now International Nuclear Services) in 1989, progressing through a number of roles to become responsible for the negotiation and management of multi-million pound contracts with UK and overseas customers for reprocessing and recycling services from Sellafield.

Mark became Commercial Director of International Nuclear Services (INS) in 2007, responsible for a wide portfolio of contracts worth several billion pounds. He was subsequently promoted to Managing Director of INS in June 2008. In his current role, Mark also oversees all aspects of INS’s International Transport Operations.

Mark has extensive experience of negotiating and managing complex commercial contracts for recycling and transport services, as well as managing international customer relations.

Mark is a member of the INS Board. Mark is a Director of both INS Japan KK and INS Rokkasho KK. Mark is also a Director of Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd and Chairman of the World Nuclear Transport Institute.

Carole Jones

Carole joined the NDA in September 2005 as Head of Commercial Finance moving to a role as Head of Financial Planning in October 2010 where she is responsible for the financial modelling of strategic and commercial options.

A French and European Studies graduate, Carole joined Touche Ross as a trainee chartered accountant, qualifying there and enjoying a role in audit for ten years before moving into industry. Carole then held a series of head office finance roles in international groups including biscuit manufacture, printed circuit boards and chemicals before joining the NDA.

Carole joined the Board of INS in July 2013.

Peter Welch

Peter joined the NDA in February 2005 following fifteen years in commercial roles within the private sector. Since 2012 he has been NDA Lead Contract Manager covering all site licence companies within the NDA estate, with the exception of Sellafield. In this role he is responsible for the operation of the contracts between the NDA, the site licence companies and their parent body organisations.

Previously working for organisations including Fujitsu, British Telecom and National Australia Banking group Peter has extensive experience in areas such as commercial finance, bidding for substantial opportunities from a supply perspective, contract management, complex outsourcing and leading on negotiation, dispute resolution and incentivisation.

Peter joined the INS Board in July 2014.

Peter Buchan

Peter has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and has vast experience working with European and Japanese Customers. Peter joined the nuclear industry with BNFL in 1991 and in the early part of his career he worked in the reprocessing and MOX commercial area, following which he served as Special Assistant to a BNFL Board director and spent just under four years as a General Manager in the BNFL Tokyo Office.

Peter became Commercial Director for INS in 2010 before moving to the role of Business Development and Corporate Responsibility Director for two years and was appointed to the role of Director of Shipping in March 2015.

Peter joined the INS Board in June 2015.

Jeremy Gilmour

Jeremy joined the NDA in 2005 and since then has undertaken a number of roles in the Sellafield team and, more recently, in NDA’s head office. Previous positions in the NDA include Business Performance Manager and Lead Contract Manager for Sellafield. Jeremy is now an advisor in the CEO’s office alongside an interim role as Head of the NDA Portfolio Office.

Jeremy is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and previously worked for private sector organisations providing commercial consultancy support to a wide variety of projects. He has worked in a number of sectors including Commercial Property Development, Infrastructure and, for the last two decades, Nuclear.

Jeremy joined the INS Board in June 2016.

Archie Robertson OBE

Archie has over 35 years experience of shipping, transportation and energy. 

After graduating in Chemistry and Economics from Stirling University, he worked in international oil refining, tankers and logistics for 20 years. Returning to the UK in 1995, Archie became the first Director of Operations for the newly formed Environment Agency, a largely regulatory role which also included oversight of nuclear plants in England and Wales. In 2003 he became the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency and introduced many user facing improvements such as the Traffic Officer Service and control centres, enhanced traffic information services and Managed Motorways. In 2010 Archie became Chief Executive of the David MacBrayne Group which operates shipping and ferry services around Scotland.

His portfolio, since retiring from executive management, includes chairmanship of the charity Living Streets and renewables enterprise Via Verde Inc. Archie is a director of Covent Garden Market Authority and of construction technology company Rapid5D Ltd.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Highways and Transportation, and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

Archie joined the INS Board in September 2016.

Dawn Brooks

Dawn Brooks is currently working as Managing Director of the Industrial Analysis division for Oxford Instruments PLC, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research and has been a member of the Management Board since 2012.

Dawn joined the company in 2006 as Sales and Marketing Director for the Nanoscience business unit and moved into the Group Service Director role in 2010. Oxford Instruments has enjoyed a sustained period of growth in both revenue and return on sales over recent years with the performance of the service sector being a major contributor. She has also been involved in the successful acquisition and integration of several businesses and is a member of the acquisition excellence team.

Dawn is the Management Board advocate for Diversity and Inclusion and has worked with Oxford University to encourage young women to enter into science and engineering as a potential career. Before joining Oxford Instruments, Dawn spent 6 years as Head of Marketing for Avery Weightronix, a weighing systems provider to retail and industrial markets. Prior to this, she was UK General Manager of Miele Professional based in Abingdon.

Dawn has an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry and started her career selling scientific equipment before moving into product management, marketing and eventually, general management.

Dawn joined the Industrial Analysis division in December 2015 and joined the INS Board in January 2016.