Mike Weightman joined NNL’s Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2014, following his retirement as HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations and CEO of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
As part of his career in the Health and Safety Executive, Mike led the independent investigation into the Potters Bar rail disaster, as well as preparing the nuclear regulator for new nuclear build and driving forward the Office for Nuclear Regulation toward independent operation as a statutory corporation.
He is well known internationally having been the Chair of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities, is a member of the IAEA’s International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group, and led the IAEA’s Fukushima Fact Finding Mission to Japan in May/June 2011.
In addition to his role with NNL, Mike is an independent international advisor to the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority, a visiting Professor at Cambridge University’s Engineering Department, a consultant to the NEA and IAEA and an independent Advisor to several engineering companies.
In 2013 he was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath for his services to nuclear safety.