National Nuclear Laboratory


Monday 23 September 2019

Iain Clarkson to join NNL Board

NNL welcomes the announcement by Government that Iain Clarkson has been appointed as a non-executive member of the NNL Board, commencing from 2 October 2019.

Until recently Iain was Chief Financial Officer of WYG plc an international consulting, engineering and project management business. Previously he was Finance Director for Amec Foster Wheeler’s (now Wood Group’s) Clean Energy business. Prior to that Iain held various Finance Director positions in Westinghouse Electric Company, a global nuclear technology provider, including two periods spent working in the United States. Iain started his career with Coopers & Lybrand where he qualified as an ACA before moving into Corporate Finance to work on Mergers & Acquisitions. He moved across into industry in 1996 and now has over 20 years’ financial leadership experience in international consulting and engineering businesses and has a particular specialism in the international energy sector.

Paul Howarth, NNL’s Chief Executive Officer, said:

“I’m delighted that Iain is joining the Board as he brings extensive experience, having held senior executive level financial roles in BNFL, Westinghouse, Wood Group and WYG. He therefore combines both nuclear industry sector knowledge with financial and commercial experience covering both public and private sector organisations. At this exciting time for NNL’s development, Iain’s experience will be a most welcome addition.”

NNL also welcomes the announcement that Claire Flint is re-appointed to the Board for a further three year period from 22 October 2019. Claire was formally appointed as a non-executive member of NNL’s Board on 21 April 2017, having previously served as an associate non-executive director on the NNL Board from 2014-16, under the Government’s “Women on Board” scheme.