Horizon appoints Head of Strategic Development for Wylfa Newydd

Horizon Nuclear Power has announced the appointment of Sasha Wynn Davies as Head of Strategic Development for its proposed development at Wylfa on Anglesey.

Sasha Wynn Davies joins the Wylfa Newydd team from Conwy County Borough Council where she is Strategic Director (Economy & Place). Previously, Sasha was Head of Economic Development at Isle of Anglesey County Council. She was also Programme Director of the Anglesey Energy Island Programme which was created to encourage local energy research and development, production and servicing, bringing with it potentially huge economic rewards.

In her new position at Horizon, Sasha will be based at the Wylfa Newydd office and develop the strategy for the overall, long term, Wylfa Newydd ‘footprint’ in Wales, coordinating activities such as local supply chain development, jobs and skills plans and infrastructure working closely with a wide range of key stakeholders in Wales. A fluent Welsh speaker, Sasha will also lead on the development and implementation of Horizon’s Welsh language plans.

Sasha said: “I’ve been a longstanding believer in the power of major energy projects to transform the local and regional economy and support communities. Wylfa Newydd presents a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m delighted to be part of the team working to deliver the project.”

Greg Evans, Operations Director for Horizon Nuclear Power, said: “Sasha brings with her a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the local and regional economy and culture. Her experience and drive will help us ensure Wylfa Newydd is not just a world class power station, but also a source of opportunity for future generations.”