National Nuclear Laboratory


Monday 6 July 2020

Professor Steve Garwood Joins the NNL Board

NNL welcomes the announcement by Government that Prof Steve Garwood has been appointed to the NNL Board. Steve joins the Board having been Professor of Structural Integrity at Imperial College London and serving as a non executive Director of the Transport Systems Catapult. Prior to those roles, he was Director, Research & Innovation – Nuclear, at Rolls-Royce plc, retiring in 2013. Over the previous 15 years, he held various Engineering and Technology Director roles for Rolls-Royce plc, including Head of the Technical Authority for the Nuclear Submarine plant.

After a PhD in Applied Mechanics, Steve started his career with The Welding Institute in 1976, rising to Head of Engineering, before joining Rolls-Royce and Associates in 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2002.

In addition to his non-executive director role, Steve takes over as chair of NNL’s Technical Advisory Board from Dr Mike Weightman, as Mike has now stepped down from the Board. Outside NNL, Steve continues to serve as an Independent on a number of Nuclear Advisory Boards and is an honorary Professor at Imperial College London.