Tom Smith has been appointed as the new chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. He will take over from Stephen Henwood who is stepping down from the role after nine years. Smith will assume responsibility for the operation, decommissioning and clean-up of 17 legacy nuclear sites, including Sellafield. “I am honoured to have been asked by the government to become the NDA’s Chairman and in doing so oversee the important task of decommissioning the UK’s nuclear legacy,” he said. “It is a privilege to be taking up this post with the NDA, which through a highly-skilled workforce, cutting-edge innovation, and strong utilisation of the UK supply chain, is making good progress on delivering its exceptionally challenging mission.” Smith has been a non-executive director of the NDA since 2013, serving as a member of its Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. He is currently also a non-executive director at both the Highways Agency and Highways England and the chairman of Angel Trains Group. After reading chemistry at the University of Oxford, he started his career in the Diplomatic Service, working in London, Hong Kong and Beijing, and was part of the team that negotiated the treaty returning Hong Kong to China.
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