Committees

The Board of Trustees delegates responsibilities to Committees to carry out specific functions.
These expert committees contain both members and non-members and support the Nuclear Institute
by focusing on specific operational areaa. The Trustees retain overall authority and are required to
ratify all the decisions of the sub-committees. 

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees.

 The principal purposes of the Committee are to:

  • Supervise the external audit and preparation of annual report and accounts for the Nuclear Institute and any subsidiary entities (eg NI Enterprises Ltd).
  • Advise the Trustees regarding the adequacy of internal controls.
  • Advise the Trustees on issues regarding risk management.

Chair: Tim Chittenden (Former President)

Audit Committee 

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees.

The principal purposes of the Committee are to:

  • Ensure that key positions in the Institute’s governance structure are filled with the most suitable candidates, recruited via open, fair and professional processes.
  • Advise BoT regarding processes and procedures for election and/or appointment of Trustees.
  • Advise and support BoT regarding its balance of skills, knowledge and experience.

Chair: Tim Chittenden (Former President)

Nominations Committee 

NI Enterprises Limited Board

NI Enterprises Limited, which is incorporated in the United Kingdom, is a wholly-owned trading subsidiary of the Nuclear Institute with the aim of supporting the work of the Nuclear Institute.

The principal purposes of the Board of Directors of NI Ents are to:

  • Ensure that the Company complies with its legal obligations.
  • Prepare an annual budget for approval by the Board of Trustees of the Charity.

Chair: Dr Fiona Rayment OBE (Trustee)

NI Enterprises Ltd.  

Education and Training Committee

The Education and Training Committee supports the work of the Membership Committee and Events Committee in providing members and others with opportunities for initial and continuous professional development.

The principal purposes of the Committee are to:

  • Raise the public awareness of the positive benefits of nuclear energy and technology;
  • Promote nuclear education, training, skills, continuous development and with this promote careers in the nuclear sector; and
  • Provide a forum for discussion amongst interested parties from the nuclear sector to discuss resource

Chair: John Robertson (Trustee)

Education & Training Committee

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees (BoT).

The principal purposes of the Committee are to:

  • Ensure that the Institute’s membership and professional standards are maintained and applied to the required levels; and
  • Ensure that the Institute complies with the requirements for registration of all relevant Licensing bodies.

Chair: Clive Smith OBE (Trustee)

Membership Committee

Events Committee

The Events Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees (BoT).

The principal purposes of the Committee are to:

  • To organise and deliver events based on the Nuclear Institute’s Strategy and Business Plan
  • To deliver effective annual and long term event programmes, which aim to deliver high quality, high profile events which aim generally to make a surplus, as a major source of income to help the NI deliver it’s charitable objectives
  • Provide a range of social and networking events for NI members
  • To report to the Board of Trustees on all appropriate matters concerning proposed events, including risk, and final results.

Chair: Dr Fiona Rayment OBE (Trustee) 

Events Committee

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee (EdComm) is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees.

The purpose of the Editorial Committee is to maintain the quality of the Nuclear Institute Journal. As a minimum, each edition of Nuclear Future should include:

  • High quality technical papers on nuclear and related subjects 

  • News and comment on relevant matters in the nuclear industry 

  • The President’s page 

  • Branch News 

  • Network News 

  • A calendar of forthcoming events 

  • Information to assist recruitment of new individual members 

  •  Information to assist recruitment of new company members 
Publication of the Journal is the responsibility of the Board of NI Enterprises Ltd. 


Chair: Prof Lawrence Williams, Imperial College 

Editorial Committee

Finance and Business Planning Committee

The Finance & Business Planning Committee (F&BP) is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees. It plays an important role in advising and recommending on business and financial planning and preparation of the annual report and accounts for review and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The principal purposes of the Committee are to:

  • To provide advice and recommendations to the BoT regarding the efficient, effective and prudent operation of the Nuclear Institute.
  • To monitor the performance and operations of the Nuclear Institute on behalf of BoT.
  • To provide support and advice to the NI Secretariat.

Chair:  Hon Treasurer (Trustee)

Finance & Business Planning Committee

Branch Chairs Committee

The Branch Chairs Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees (BoT). The Committee is focused on ensuring communications between each Branch and the Centre is optimal and that new Branches are supported effectively.

The principal purposes of the Committee are to:

  • Monitor the performance of Branches and YGN;
  • Ensure adequate business plans and budgets are in place for each Branch;
  • Provide a forum for communication between NI HQ and the Branches including Branch input to the overall

Chair: Dr Rebecca Weston (Trustee)

Branch Chairs Committee