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Dr Dame Sue Ion DBE OBE FRS FREng

Visiting Professor, Imperial College

Dame Sue is Honorary President of the UK National Skills Academy for Nuclear. She was Chairman of the UK Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board (NIRAB) until March 2017. She represents the UK on a number of international review and oversight committees for the nuclear sector including the European Union Euratom Science and Technology Committee, which she chaired 2012-2018. She is the Chair of the Science Advisory Board for the Canadian National Nuclear Laboratory.

Dr Ion spent 27 years with British Nuclear Fuels Ltd., rising to the position of Chief Technology Officer in 1992, a post she held until the Company was wound up in 2006.

She was a Member of the UK Council for Science and Technology 2004-2011. She was a non-Executive Director on the Board of the Laboratory of the UK Health and Safety Executive from 2006-2014. She has been a member of the UK Nuclear Regulator’s Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Technical Advisory Panel since September 2014. 

She was Deputy Chair of the Board of the University of Manchester (2004-18) and currently sits on the Board of the University of Central Lancashire. Dame Sue holds a visiting Professorship at Imperial College London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society and Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.