Dr Paul Howarth FREng

Paul Howarth, Chief Executive Officer of the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), has led NNL through its transformation to a Government Owned Government Operated organisation, key to the UK’s nuclear energy programmes.

He is also a Non-Executive Director at the National Physical Laboratory and Chair of the Science & Technology Advisory Committee for the UK National Measurement System. He has held commercial, technical and delivery roles in the nuclear industry with Battelle, the University of Manchester and BNFL.

Paul co-founded the Dalton Nuclear Institute and has worked overseas in Japan on their nuclear programme as well as industrial applications of plasma technology. He sits on various national and international R&D Committees and on the Board of the Association of Innovation, Research & Technology Organisations (AIRTO).

Paul holds degrees in Physics and Astrophysics and Business Administration. He gained his PhD under Culham’s fusion programme, is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Nuclear Institute and was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.