Roger Hardy – Chairman

Roger has held key positions in both the civil and naval nuclear programmes.

His early career was in project management, and he has also undertaken a number of production management and operational roles. In 2005 he was appointed Submarine Director at DML, owned by a joint venture of Halliburton Brown and Root, Balfour Beatty and Weir Group. In 2007 he was appointed Managing Director of Babcock International Group’s Submarine Business, which encompassed all maintenance for the UK submarine fleet at both Devonport and Faslane as well as the management and development of the Devonport nuclear licensed site.

Roger is Managing Director of Cavendish Nuclear. Since his appointment in 2010, he has lead the integration of the nuclear businesses formerly from Alstec, S&H, INS, UKAEA and VT into a single unit undertaking management of the Dounreay, Harwell and Winfrith licensed sites; major projects at Sellafield and supporting the operational AGRs for EDF.

Roger takes the lead DSRL role in supporting the multi-agency regeneration of the Caithness and north Sutherland economy and is chair of the DSRL board.

Roger is married to Julie and has two young daughters.

Dyan Foss – Deputy Managing Director

Dyan has over 22 years of clean-up experience in the hazardous waste and nuclear clean-up business, with world-wide experience in programme management, safe and effective project delivery and people oriented solutions.

A geologist by training, she graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geology. She is a professional registered geologist, certified Project Management Professional, and a member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers.

Previous roles include managing the Soil and Groundwater remediation project at Hanford in the US, and working as the head of End State and Demolition Delivery at Sellafield.

In her spare time, Dyan enjoys cooking, craftwork, photography, travel and walking her dogs.

Alan Scullion – Assurance Director

Alan Scullion (DSRL) graduated from Strathclyde University with a degree in applied chemistry. He came to site in 1978 to work as a commissioning engineer for new solid waste storage plants.

In the 1980s Alan was an FCA shift manager for 7 years and has subsequently held a variety of commercial and management posts involving waste and fuels operations and strategy. He moved to the Assurance unit in 2006. In 2009 he took over as Major Project unit manager for New Build in a temporary capacity.

Alan lives in Thurso with his partner Deirdre. He is currently President of Ormlie Lodge Club and his hobbies include football (as a spectator). 

Peter Craig – Company Secretary

Peter Craig graduated in Technology and Business Studies before training as a chartered accountant with KPMG in Glasgow.  He worked in senior finance roles with a number of companies in Scotland,  before joining Babcock International Group as a Head of Finance at their Marine and Technology division.  He joined as Head of Finance at Dounreay in May 2013.

Peter is married to Shona, and has three children.  His interests include coaching youth football teams, and golf.

Elizabeth Gray - non-executive Director

Elizabeth Gray was a career civil servant in both the UK and Scottish Governments working with public and private sectors, across a range of industries, particularly the nuclear sector.

She has considerable experience in developing policy, strategy and legislation with extensive involvement in corporate governance.

Elizabeth was head of radioactive waste policy in the Scottish Government where she had governance responsibility for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. She has worked closely with regulators and a wide range of stakeholders in Scotland, the UK and internationally on radioactive waste matters.

Robert Gray - non-executive Director

A graduate physicist, Robert (Robbie) Gray is an experienced nuclear and radiological safety professional. After 34 years in various roles in the Health and Safety Executive’s Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (now the Office for Nuclear Regulation) he has extensive expertise in the UK nuclear licensing and regulatory regime and of international nuclear regulatory approaches.

Robbie currently continues to provide independent specialist advice across both the civil and defence nuclear sectors in the UK as well as to the International Atomic Energy Agency in a number of its activities.

Married with two grown up sons, when not working Robbie’s interests include sport, music, travel and photography.

 Keith Watterson – non-executive Director

Keith Watterson completed a full career as a mechanical engineer in the Royal Navy,
retiring in the rank of Captain in 1999. He served in both conventional and nuclear
submarines during the Cold War, and has been associated with the Naval Nuclear
Propulsion programme for nearly forty years. His appointments included the Central Staff
of the Ministry of Defence, delivery of operational submarine support in the role of Captain
Submarine Maintenance at HM Naval Base Clyde, and Head of the Internal Regulation
Group for the Naval Nuclear Programme. He was appointed CBE in 1999.

Working at Devonport Royal Dockyard from 1999 to 2012, Keith has maintained a strong
working relationship with the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency
through the build and commissioning of new nuclear facilities. In addition he has
conducted numerous technical and accident investigations, managed a number of
recovery programmes and consolidated a strong and challenging nuclear assurance
function. His other responsibilities have included Radiological Protection and Emergency

Keith was appointed as Non-Executive Director to the DSRL Site Licence Board in 2013
having ceased full-time work. He lives in Devon with his wife Christine and has two
children. He sings with a choir and maintains a large garden.

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