Invited Innovator Fiona Rayment

Fiona Rayment is the Executive Director of NIRO, a division of the UK National Nuclear Laboratory that is charged with providing strategic nuclear advice to Her Majesty's Government.

She has more than 25 years of nuclear industry experience working primarily within operations and strategic planning roles across a number of different nuclear sites, both in the UK and internationally.

Rayment is a chartered chemist and engineer with a Doctorate in chemistry from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the UK Nuclear Institute. She has a Master of Business Administration from Manchester Business School. Recently Rayment received an OBE in the 2017 Queen's birthday honours. The award - which, in full, makes Rayment an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - recognizes her work in the areas of R&D, innovation and skills development across the nuclear sector.

Rayment is also on the board of the UK Nuclear Institute and the American Nuclear Society. She is a member of the UK Research Councils Fusion Advisory Panel, Office of Nuclear Regulation Independent Advisory Panel and Idaho National Laboratory's Nuclear Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Rayment is the chair of the UK’s Nuclear Skills Strategy Group, the strategic body that oversees UK nuclear sector skills requirements, and chairs the Nuclear Energy Agency’s NI 2050 advisory panel.

Fiona Rayment
Executive Director of NIRO

UK National Nuclear Laboratory