The company has also appointed its head of operational development as it continues to build the organisation that will develop, construct and operate its multi-billion pound power stations in the UK.
Horizon will deliver at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. The company currently employs 160 staff at its Gloucester headquarters, which will expand to around 400 by 2018, in addition to the growing team at Wylfa Newydd, its lead site.
Tim Eaton has joined the Executive Management Team as Commercial Director. Tim joins Horizon from KBR Qatar where he was Commercial Manager for the $32 billion Doha Expressway Programme. Tim has over 20 years’ experience in a number of executive commercial roles including Commercial Director at both Qatar Railways and the Highways Agency and senior commercial roles within the UK railway industry. Tim brings significant experience and expertise in negotiating and managing a variety of strategically important and large scale infrastructure contracts.
Mark Lunn joins the Executive Management Team as Engineering Director. Mark joins from Urenco UK where he was initially appointed as Chief Engineer in 2011 before progressing to hold the position of Chief Nuclear Officer and Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality. Previously, Mark held a number of senior engineering posts with Atkins Energy (Nuclear), the UK Ministry of Defence and the Royal Navy.
John Hegarty joins as Head of Operational Development. John joins with 30 years’ experience in nuclear operations, engineering, licensing and project management. Most recently John was at Bruce Power in Canada where he helped a project to return two units to service creating the largest nuclear power development in the world, with eight reactors and an output of 6,300MW. In the early days of his career, John was an engineer at Oldbury Power Station, a site he will be returning to work on with Horizon.
Commenting on the new appointments Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer of Horizon, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tim, Mark and John to the team. They bring with them a wealth of experience from across the nuclear sector and, more widely, in the field of infrastructure delivery. They will be invaluable as we accelerate our development into a major UK utility and nuclear operator and the appointments are testament to our growing organisational capacity and capability.”