New di­rec­tor for Wylfa Newydd firm

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

HORI­ZON Nu­clear Power has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Gwen Parry-Jones, one of the UK nu­clear in­dus­try’s most re­spected and ex­pe­ri­enced lead­ers, as its new di­rec­tor, nu­clear op­er­a­tions.

Ms Parry-Jones will have full re­spon­si­bil­ity for Hori­zon’s lead de­vel­op­ment, Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, in­clud­ing site de­vel­op­ment and the grow­ing team on the is­land.

She will also play a key role in main­tain­ing and boost­ing the cru­cial re­la­tion­ships with stake­hold­ers lo­cally, re­gion­ally and across Wales.

Ms Parry-Jones brings with her nearly 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence within the nu­clear in­dus­try, in­clud­ing as gen­er­a­tion de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor and safety & as­sur­ance di­rec­tor at EDF En­ergy, as well as sta­tion di­rec­tor at Heysham 1 Nu­clear Power Sta­tion, the first woman to hold this post.

Her nu­clear ca­reer started at the Wylfa Mag­nox sta­tion next door to Hori­zon’s Wylfa Newydd site.

Orig­i­nally from Anglesey, Ms Par­ryJones stud­ied and worked there for sev­eral years be­fore her ca­reer took her away from the is­land.

In her new role she will move full-time back to Anglesey.

She will start with Hori­zon at the be­gin­ning of April.

Dun­can Hawthorne, chief ex­ec­u­tive at Hori­zon, said: “Gwen’s ap­point­ment fur­ther boosts the ex­cep­tional team here at Hori­zon and points to our con­tin­ued growth as an or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“The skills and ex­pe­ri­ence she brings will prove in­valu­able as we con­tinue to make strong progress on Wylfa Newydd and as we ready Hori­zon to be­come a new lead­ing nu­clear op­er­a­tor.

“I look for­ward to work­ing with her to de­liver this cru­cial project and the ben­e­fits it brings.”

Ms Parry-Jones said: “For me this was an un­miss­able op­por­tu­nity.

“Wylfa Newydd will bring not only much­needed clean, af­ford­able, se­cure power for the UK, but also huge op­por­tu­ni­ties for three gen­er­a­tions of peo­ple on and around Anglesey.”

Greg Evans, pre­vi­ously op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor at Hori­zon, has as­sumed a new role as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, op­er­a­tions.

Dun­can Hawthorne, Hori­zon chief ex­ec­u­tive

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