Horizon Nuclear Power has announced two new appointments to the Board of Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd. William Doig, who is a power and energy consultant at Grove Consulting and Dr Ken Petrunik, who is a former Advisor to the CEO of Nuclear Power, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, will join the Board as independent non-executive directors effective from 1 March.
These appointments aim to strengthen the nuclear credentials of the Board prior to Wylfa’s application for a nuclear site licence for the construction and operation of the new nuclear power station, on Anglesey, North Wales.
Horizon’s Chief Executive, Duncan Hawthorne, said, “I am delighted that two globally respected figures like Ken Petrunik and Bill Doig have agreed to take up these posts with Horizon. They bring a vast amount of experience in nuclear development, construction, operations, and project management to further strengthen our team as we progress towards becoming a world class nuclear operator.”
Ken Petrunik said, “Having worked across the world on nuclear projects, the UK is one of the best places to be right now for new build and it’s a great honour to get involved with the Horizon project. All the building blocks are there for Horizon to be a real success and I look forward to working with them as they move into the next phase of their growth and development.”
Bill Doig said, “Horizon represents the next generation of nuclear operations in the UK, and having run the current fleet of reactors, it is an exciting prospect for me to be able to help them as they progress. The leadership and workforce at Horizon have what it takes to make Wylfa Newydd a world class nuclear facility and it will be a fascinating project to be part of.”
The Site Licence Company will be the corporate body and legal entity responsible for the construction and operation of Wylfa Newydd. The Board, as the ultimate decision-making authority in the company, will be responsible for overall governance; ensuring statutory and regulatory requirements are met.