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Nuclear Institute appoints new president

The Nuclear Institute has appointed former CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Norman Harrison as its new president.

Mr Harrison takes over from outgoing president Paul Thomas who had been in the position since 2008.

Presently director of strategic development for the support services division of Babcock International Group, Mr Harrison led the sale of UKAEA to Babcock in 2009.

He said: “I am both honoured and delighted to be taking over as President at this crucial time for the UK nuclear industry. I am looking forward to meeting the Institute’s staff and key industry players at our regional branches. Skills and training will play a major part in the Institute’s future agenda.”

Outgoing president Paul Thomas said: “We are at a key point for the industry, with clean-up, decommissioning and new build all posing both opportunities and challenges. Norman has a wealth of experience and I believe there is no one better positioned to lead the industry at such a crucial time.”

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