HQ Team

About HQ

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Beacock

Email: CEO@nuclearinst.com

Sarah became Chief Executive of the Nuclear Institute in February 2017 and brings a wealth of experience from leadership roles within professional membership organisations. She joined the Nuclear Institute from the Energy Institute (EI), where she was Skills and Capability Director responsible for membership, education, training, branches and international activities.

She joined the EI (formerly the Institute of Energy) in 2002 and on its merger with the Institute of Petroleum became Professional Affairs Director. In her more recent role she co-ordinated all the EI’s IT needs and also led the development of staff capability. Whilst at the EI she also developed four staffed international branches and oversaw the growth in membership and training activity. Prior to joining the EI Sarah worked for 15 years in assessment and accreditation schemes, mainly within examination bodies, professional institutions, universities and the commercial and financial services sectors. 

She has a degree in Environmental Science, a Certificate in the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning and is a Chartered Secretary. 

Sarah is a passionate supporter of nuclear professionalism and writes a regular blog on this and many other topics. See NI Blog.  

Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Andy joined the NI Team in April 2016 to lead stakeholder engagement, including developing our company membership scheme. Andy has 30 years' experience in the skills and qualifications arena, working with a broad range of industries and partners to develop and implement professional standards, qualifications, and training and development programmes. He has worked closely with the NI since January 2013, leading partnership activities with the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, including developing and managing the joint NI/NSAN apprenticeship and CPD programme approval process.

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Andy McIvor 


Events Manager

Amanda MacMillan


With a background working at Horizon Nuclear Power, Amanda brings a strategic element to Nuclear Institute events, integrating them into the Nuclear Institute's business plan as well as developing new industry leads for sponsorship opportunities.

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Events Officer

Alison Hunt



Alison joined the NI in 2014 and is responsible for the administration around event booking processes. Alison has previously worked in the Financial Publishing Industry in Marketing/Circulation roles and also in the charity sector where she coordinated the promotion of volunteering opportunities.

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Financial Controller

Sharif Rivera


Sharif has been responsible for the Charity’s accounting and finance function since July 2014. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Sharif now works on a part-time basis.

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Finance Officer

Om Maharjan  


Om Joined the NI recently in July 2018. He previously worked as a Finance Officer at Frances Taylor Foundation.

He has a masters degree in Account and Finance, and currently doing a Professional degree in AAT.

Marketing & Communications Officer 

Sally Moore


Sally joined the team in July 2018 from her previous employer Apple. She has a background in Marketing, and experience in the technical, sustainability and fashion sectors. Sally has a keen interest in the industry and has a BSc in Geography.

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Professional Membership and Registration Officer

Adriana Stucki


Adriana has been with the NI since February 2015 and is responsible for all Professional Membership queries and the Application processes. She previously worked as a PA and as a manager of volunteers and training.

Membership and Education Officer

coming soon