The Department of Energy and Climate Change today announced the appointment of Sir Andrew Mathews as chair of the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) with effect from January 2016. He succeeds Richard Maudslay CBE.
Sir Andrew has been a Non-Executive Director of the NNL since June 2014. He is a nuclear engineer whose career in the Royal Navy included posts as Chief of Materiel (Fleet) and Director General Nuclear and Submarines.
He will work with the Executive and non-executive directors in providing leadership and oversight for NNL, the UK’s national laboratory supporting the nuclear industry in tackling the legacy sites and adapting to the new nuclear programme.