Great British Nuclear working to create senior opportunities for women

Posted on 06 March 2024

Great British Nuclear (GBN) recently signed up to support a groundbreaking scheme which gives senior board-level opportunities within the nuclear industry to women.

GBN is partnering with Women in Nuclear UK's scheme to create and match senior leadership roles for women at the boardroom level, giving them the experience needed to be equipped for future director and board roles. This new initiative aims to provide boardroom experience for women in key nuclear companies and organisations as part of their novel 'matching', where candidates are selected and offered bespoke training to match them to the needs of a leading nuclear business.

Along with other organisation, GBN was quick in offering support for the scheme by creating boardroom attendee space. Eleri Joyce of Nuclear Restoration Service (NRS) has been participating in GBN board meetings from January.

Eleri is one of 10 women who are taking part in the imitative in the nuclear industry. She was selected to take part last year, and brings a wealth of experience, due to having worked across nuclear generation, defueling and decommissioning. With having over 18 years' experience, Eleri is currently leading on Business Improvement for the NRS fleet of decommissioning reactors.

Chief Executive of GBN, Gwen Parry-Jones, commented: " I am delighted to announce Eleri Joyce has been appointed to Great British Nuclear as part of the Women in Nuclear Non-Executive Director (WiN-NED) Programme.

As a relatively new organisation looking to recruit industry experts to join us in delivering a new nuclear future for the UK, the aims of the WiN initiative particularly resonate with us."

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