Executive Team

Seth Kybird

Managing Director

Following four years as INS’ Commercial Director, in October 2017, Seth Kybird was appointed Managing Director of INS on an acting basis and made permanent Managing Director in November 2018.

Seth began his career with Deloitte, qualifying as an Accountant in the London practice, before joining KPMG’s Transaction Services team, focusing on M&A. He then spent a number of years as a strategy consultant, working for a number of commercial and government clients, across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on the nuclear industry. Clients included UK Atomic Energy Authority, Sellafield Ltd, Horizon and INS. Seth also spent time working for the UK Government’s Shareholder Executive team, focusing on the management of nuclear legacies through the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority(NDA) as well as the development of the UK new build programme. He joined the NDA in 2012, focusing on government relations before his move to INS.

Peter Buchan

Operations Director

In March 2015, Peter Buchan moved from the role of Business Development and Corporate Responsibility Director to become the Director of Shipping, and from 1st April 2019 was appointed Operations Director.

Peter has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and has vast experience working with European and Japanese customers, most recently in MOX and transport areas. 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 Japan Tokyo Office.

Alaine Greaves

Finance and People Director

Since 2004, Alaine has been the Head of Finance for International Nuclear Services and became Finance Director of International Nuclear Services in April 2008. More recently on the 1st April 2019, Alaine became Finance and People Director adding Human Resources to her role.

Alaine commenced her career with Deloitte and Touche, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and then spent 2 years with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Alaine joined BNFL in 2001 and was responsible for BNFL Group’s Financial Accounts team and Treasury Back Office functions at its Corporate Centre in Daresbury.

Chris Watson

Strategy & Technical Director

In April 2016, Chris Watson joined INS as Business Services Director following almost 10 years with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).  On the 1st April 2019, Chris moved to his new role as Strategy & Technical Director for INS.

Chris has an BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and MSc in Oceanography. He has considerable experience in Portfolio, Programme and Project Management; Assurance; and Health and Safety (including Safety Cases).

Chris commenced his career in environmental consultancy on flood and coastal defences for the likes of Environment Agency and Harwich Haven Authority. He progressed to nuclear environmental, predominantly marine and hydrological, managing contracts with Sellafield Ltd and LLWR. In 2001 Chris joined RM Consultants (now Areva RMC) and became a Safety Case specialist for the nuclear sector (with customers including AWE, DSRL, UKAEA and Sellafield Ltd). From 2006 onwards Chris held several management roles in the NDA comprising Engineering Validation, Strategy development, Business Case approvals, Assurance and Portfolio Management.

Kian Woodward

INS Commercial Director

In October 2017 Kian was appointed to the role of INS Commercial Director. Prior to this he had been a Head of Commercial, responsible for the Residue Return and PNTL Services (RRPS) team in INS.

Kian joined INS in March 2013 and has held a number of commercial management positions in the company. As Head of RRPS Kian was responsible for the management of the Japanese shipping contracts The company manages on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and for progressing close-out of reprocessing agreements with customers in Italy and Germany. In this time he has successfully completed a number of major, complex commercial deals, involving interaction from global nuclear utilities, organisations, Regulators and Governments.

After graduating from UMIST with a degree in Chemistry and Management, Kian joined Tata Steel and spent five years in manufacturing management roles, followed by roles in Corporate Strategy and Market Development for a green technology R&D arm of the Tata Steel organisation. During his time at Tata Steel Kian also gained an MBA with distinction from Manchester University.