Nuclear Security Conference 2023

After a 4-year absence, join us at our upcoming nuclear security conference to stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly growing civil and defence nuclear sectors. This event offers unparalleled access to top experts and to learn about the latest developments, giving you the tools you need to thrive in this exciting field.

Whether you're a seasoned professional in the field or just starting out, this conference is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with skilled professionals and discover new strategies for enhancing nuclear security.

Our overall aim is:

- To provide an opportunity for nuclear security professionals to congregate, network and share views on the issues, opportunities and challenges affecting the delivery of nuclear security in the UK.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to re-connect with fellow professionals, explore the latest advances in nuclear security, and capture the massive growth potential in the industry. Register now and get ready to be part of the future of nuclear security.


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Member Type Ticket Prices (excl VAT)  ** Early Bird Offer ** (ends 31st August)  Ticket Prices (excl VAT) from 1st September
NI Member £180 £250
YGN Member £180 £220
Non-Member £180 £340


We have arranged some specially discounted hotel rates in the city, which can be booked directly using the links provided.
The rates are only available to be booked until 2nd October 2023 any booked after this cut-off date cannot be guaranteed at the negotiated rates below, and rooms are limited in each venue, so early booking is recommended.

If you'd like to arrange a group booking or extra nights at the agreed rates, (subject to availability) please contact

Hotel information


This is a one-day conference, that includes a drinks and networking reception in the evening. 

09:00 - 09:30 Registration 

Arrival, registration and tea/coffee refreshments

09:30 - 10:00 Introduction and Keynote Address


Welcome and Introduction

Jasbir Sidhu

Nuclear Institute President 

CEO, Corporate Risk Associates


Keynote Address

Oli Housden

Deputy Director International security and non-proliferation

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero 

10:00 - 11:00 Challenges/Issues/Opportunities 1: Civil and Defence nuclear security regulation

Simon Jessop

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero 


Brian Daly

Office for Nuclear Regulation




11:30 - 12:30 Challenges/Issues/Opportunities 2

Chair: Anu Khurmi, Managing Director, Templar Executives

Simon Johnson

Rolls Royce SMR 


Alan Crowdy

Security and Safeguard Officer, Nuclear Waste Services

Alan is presently the Security and Safeguards Officer for the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) programme at Nuclear Waste Services (NWS).

He is responsible for Security and Safeguards strategy and the planning and delivery of the Security and Safeguards cases to inform the Systems Approach to Engineering and the developing design. Alan is also developing a Security and Safeguards by Design approach to ensure inherent Security and Safeguards.

He is also the former Industry Chair for the Civil Nuclear Industry Personnel and Physical Security Information Exchange (CNIPPIE).


Eddie Marrett

Head of Security and Safeguards, Magnox Ltd.

Eddie is accountable for advising the effective implementation of security measures and for monitoring compliance with relevant policies across Magnox Ltd. He currently directs a multidisciplinary physical security and safeguards team responsible for the current and future integrated security design of the decommissioning nuclear fleet under our authority.

Prior to Magnox Ltd, Eddie was the Head of Security in the UK Civil Nuclear Business and Head of Security and Resilience for the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Programme. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2014 from EDF Generation, where he spent four years as the Site Head of Security at Sizewell B Power Station.


Joe Rivers

Rivers Security Services Ltd.




13:30 - 15:00 Innovation and Relevant Good Practice 


Jonathan Price OBE

Head of Security, EDF Generation

Jonny joined EDF Generation as the Head of Nuclear Security in September 2013 shortly after leaving the British Army, having been promoted to the rank of Colonel in 2011 and 21 years’ service. 

He is currently the Head of Nuclear Security in EDF’s Technical Services Organisation providing nuclear security governance, oversight and support to all three EDF nuclear licensees throughout the entire nuclear life cycle. 


Tom Eagleton

Principal Inspector Protective Security Professional Lead, ONR




Jeremy Edwards

Head of Security Strategy, National Nuclear Laboratory

With over 27 years experience working with the UK NNL, Jeremy leads the development and delivery of the NNL Nuclear Security Strategy responsible for positioning the Lab to support UK Government in delivering its policy objectives and ensuring access to the NNL and wider sector capability.  

Since 2006, Jeremy has managed the development and delivery of a nuclear security and threat reduction capability within NNL. He has led capacity-building projects, and contributed to a number of international IAEA TECDOC publications.



Sam Stephens

Head of Security Consulting, Jacobs (UK)

Sam joined Jacobs in 2018, and currently leading the delivery of digital and security services for several major projects within the nuclear sector. This includes the NWS GDF programme, Hinkley Point C Technical Support Alliance, Sizewell C, U-Battery Advanced Modular Reactor Programme and the Rolls Royce SMR joint collaboration. 

15:30 - 16:55 SQEP and Skills, Resilient Capability and Capacity 

Session Chair: Chris Reid, Sellafield Ltd. 

Dr Paul Martin

Coventry University and RUSI

Dr Paul Martin CBE is a security practitioner with more than thirty years’ experience in the UK national security arena. He has been an independent member of the Nuclear Security Committee for Sellafield since 2016. During a long career in UK government service he held various positions, including heading the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI, now NPSA) and leading national security preparations for the London 2012 Olympics.

From 2013 to 2016 he was the Director of Security for the UK Parliament. He now advises various UK government entities and private sector organisations on security and resilience, with a particular focus on insider risk. Paul is Professor of Practice at Coventry University’s new London-based Protective Security Lab, a Distinguished Fellow of RUSI, an Honorary Fellow of Imperial College London and a member of the UK Police Science Council. 



Supt. Tim Needham

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Superintendent Tim Needham has been a member of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) for 27 years.Since joining the CNC Tim has undertaken several operational, intelligence and corporate roles including a secondment to a national intelligence unit.

Tim has been the Head of the Strategic Escort Group since 2016 and has been involved in planning and commanding armed escort operations in the UK and internationally. In his early police service Tim was a qualified firearms officer and also part of a specialist response team conducting armed protection and response duties at the Sellafield Nuclear Plant in the UK. 


Megan Clarke

Nucleargraduates – sponsored by ONR

Megan Clarke is a Nuclear Graduate sponsored by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) currently seconded to Global Nuclear Security Partners (GNSP). She has a BA in Politics and International Relations and an MA in International Security and Terrorism.  

During her secondment with the ONR she has helped to assess a Vital Area Identification and will be using her background along with the knowledge and skills learnt during her secondment with ONR to support GNSP on a range of client-facing projects.



Megan Fearon

Security Strategy and Policy Advisor, Sellafield Ltd.

Megan's role specifically assesses Sellafield's physical security policies and procedures; with specific knowledge on implementing Physical Protection Systems.  She also heads up the organisation's Security and Modelling Simulation capability.

Megan has recently been awarded 'Certified Nuclear Security specialist Professional, (CNSsP) with the World Institute of Nuclear Security (WINS) after successfully completing the WINS Academy in Nuclear Security Programme Management, which has consolidated her achieving Chartered Management accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute. 



16:55 - 19:00  Closing Address and Drinks Reception

16:55 - 17:00 Closing Address: Jeremy Edwards, Chair of the conference organising committee and NI Nuclear Security SIG Chair

17:00 - 19:00 Drinks Reception: all delegates are invited to attend the Drinks Reception to continue discussions and network following the formal conference programme. 



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