Kate Ellis appointed Chair of International Nuclear Services

The board of world-leading nuclear transport company International Nuclear Services (INS) has appointed Kate Ellis as their new Chair.

INS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and has extensive and proven expertise in irradiated fuel management and transporting nuclear materials.

As Chair of the INS Board, Kate will be responsible for overseeing the continued development of INS’s specialist nuclear transport, design and licensing services. She will assume the role from August 2018 following formal board approval in July. She takes over the role from Adrian Simper, who decided to step down as Chair after 6 years in the role.

Kate Ellis is the Commercial Director of NDA. She joined in November 2017 from the Ministry of Justice where she was Commercial Director for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. Previously Kate was with BP for 22 years. She held several senior roles with the organisation, including Commercial Director of BP Shipping.

Kate Ellis said:

“It’s a real honour for me to become the INS Chair and in doing so oversee the important role INS plays in delivering specialist nuclear services in support of NDA’s strategy and on behalf of customers around the world. I’m excited to be taking up this post with INS, which continues to use the world-leading skills and experience accumulated over many years to help a range of customers unlock their own nuclear challenges. I would like to thank Adrian for his excellent stewardship of INS over the last 6 years.”

Adrian Simper, the outgoing Chair, said:

“It has been an honour and a privilege to be Chair of INS for the last 6 years. During that time INS has continued to improve as a high-performing organisation and I’m immensely proud of what we have achieved on the domestic and global stage. Now is the time to hand the reins to someone who can take the organisation through the next phase of its development and I know from sitting alongside her on the NDA Executive team that INS will greatly benefit from Kate Ellis’s knowledge, experience and dedication.”