Alastair Laird appointed as Interim Chief Executive of the Nuclear Institute

The Nuclear Institute (NI) has announced that it has appointed Alastair Laird to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer, for a period of three months from 8 August 2016. This follows the recent resignation of the previous CEO, John Warden (See previous Nuclear Matters Article). Alastair will join the NI from Doosan Babcock, where he is Account Director for Nuclear Capital Projects. He is currently a Trustee of the NI (a position he will relinquish during his term as Interim CEO) and he also serves as a Board member of the European Nuclear Society.

NI President, Neil Thomson, said, “I am delighted to welcome Alastair as Interim CEO to provide continuity and leadership whilst we undertake a rigorous search for a permanent successor to John Warden. As a current Trustee, he is already well known to many of the NI team and he is familiar with the opportunities and challenges which we face as an organisation. The Board of Trustees and I are very grateful both to Alastair for taking on this role, and to Doosan Babcock for releasing him to guide us through this period of transition.”
There will be an open selection process for the appointment of a permanent CEO. Anyone who would like to express an interest in being considered for the role is invited to submit a CV and brief covering letter to the president@nuclearinst.com. The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is 9 September 2016.