Past Chair 2016


Alys Gardner

Alys graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009 with a Masters in Physics with Business & Management. She spent five years working for Atkins following her graduation, firstly in radiation shielding and then working on the production of safety cases. In September 2014 Alys joined Abbott Risk Consulting, based in their Manchester office. Her experience includes authoring safety case submissions for a range of UK clients, both in the civil nuclear and defence sectors. She has experience in chairing HAZOPs and has facilitated a number of nuclear industry training courses. Alys is a chartered member of the Institute of Physics.

Alys has attended and helped to support a number of YGN events since joining the industry; specifically helping to organise the YGN Annual Dinner and Seminar in 2012 and 2013 as well as the YGN’s technical tour to Ukraine in September 2013. She was awarded the YGN Excellence Prize in 2012 and has since held the position of secretary on the committee (during 2013) before being elected as vice chair at the start of 2014. Alys is also responsible for organising the sponsorship for all of the events in the YGN calendar – without the support of the sponsoring organisations, the YGN would not be able to run such a wide range of events.