Managing Director HPC
In a career spanning 34 years, Stuart has made a vital contribution to the UK’s nuclear energy industry.
Stuart started his career as an apprentice aged 16 and progressed through various technical and engineering roles in Stations including Dungeness, Hartlepool and Heysham. After 5 successful years as Chief Technical Officer, he was appointed Managing Director of Generation, and led the safe operation of EDF Energy’s UK fleet of nuclear, coal, gas and renewables.
Under Stuart’s leadership the nuclear fleet generated their best ever output in 2016 and he oversaw the life-extension programme for the UK nuclear fleet.
Stuart is now the Managing Director of Hinkley Point C, and has held this post since September 2017. Stuart’s vision, drive and commitment has seen HPC, one of Europe’s largest construction sites, make significant progress on schedule and to the exacting quality and safety standards required.
Under Stuart’s guidance, EDF in the UK is leading the way in new nuclear by building Hinkley Point C, providing the UK with low carbon electricity and providing the industry and those that work in it with an exciting future.
Passionate about skills and diversity, Stuart is a champion for apprentices, women in nuclear and the working parents network.
Stuart was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2019 for services to Nuclear Energy.
He has been married for the last 34 years and has three children and five grandchildren.