Statement on Behalf of Horizon - Horizon announces new Board of Directors appointments
Statement on Behalf of Horizon Company
Horizon announces new Board of Directors appointments
Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced two new appointments to the Board of Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd.
William Doig, Power & Energy Consultant, Grove Consulting and Dr Ken Petrunik, former Advisor to the CEO of Nuclear Power, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, will join the Board as independent non-executive directors effective from the 1st March.
These appointments further strengthen the nuclear credentials of the Board
as Horizon Nuclear Power Wylfa Ltd prepares to apply for a nuclear site licence for the construction and operation of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station, on Anglesey, North Wales.
Duncan Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Nuclear Power, said “I am delighted that two globally respected figures like Ken Petrunik
and Bill Doig have agreed to take up these posts with Horizon. They bring a vast amount of experience in nuclear development, construction, operations, and project management to further strengthen our team as we progress towards becoming a world class nuclear operator.”
Ken Petrunik said,
“Having worked across the world on nuclear projects, the UK is one of the best places to be right now for new build and
it’s a great honour to get involved with the Horizon project. All the building blocks are there for Horizon to be a real success
and I look forward to working with them as they move into the next phase of their growth and development.”
Bill Doig said,
“Horizon represents the next generation of nuclear operations in the UK, and having run the current fleet of reactors,
it is an exciting prospect for me to be able to help them as they progress. The leadership and workforce at Horizon have what it takes to make Wylfa Newydd a world class nuclear facility and it will be a fascinating project to be part of.”
The Site Licence Company will be the corporate body and legal entity responsible for the construction
and operation of Wylfa Newydd. The Board, as the ultimate decision-making authority in the company,
will be responsible for overall governance; ensuring statutory and regulatory requirements are met;
setting the strategic aims; and managing risks and operational performance against company
objectives. It is ultimately accountable for all safety, security and environmental related activities and
decisions that may affect the site.