NLF Board of Directors and Trustees of The Nuclear Trust

Hunterston Power Station

Richard WohankaRichard Wohanka

Richard Wohanka was appointed as a director/trustee by HM Government in January 2012 and assumed the chairmanship on 1 November 2016.

Richard Wohanka joined Union Bancaire Privée in October 2009 as CEO of Asset management and Alternative Investments. He is a Member of the Executive Committee.

Richard Wohanka has more than twenty years of experience in asset management, during which time he successfully grew the businesses that he ran. Mr Wohanka is a specialist in international finance and was CEO of Fortis Investment Management from 2001 to 2009 and CEO of WestLB Asset Management from 1997 to 2001. Before this, he worked for thirteen years with Paribas, three of which as the CEO of Asset Management.

Mr Wohanka is multilingual and is an economic history graduate of both Harvard and Cambridge.


Robert ArmourRobert Armour, OBE

Robert Armour was appointed a director/trustee of the NLF in June 2013 having been nominated by EDF Energy. He currently holds a number of non executive appointments including chairing Smarter Grid Solutions, Albion Community Power, Regenerco Renewable Energy and other renewable ventures. He is  senior counsel at Gowlings, an international legal practice and a director of Equiniti David Venus as well as chair of the Independent Expert Commission on Energy Regulation appointed by the Scottish Government in 2013. Previously, Robert was chair of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (2009 – 2013 ), General Counsel at British Energy Group and its predecessor companies (1990 – 2009) and was a member of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority. He lives in Edinburgh and was awarded the OBE for services to the electricity industry in 2007.


Norman HarrisonNorman Harrison, CChem MRSC FNI FRSA

Norman Harrison was appointed as a director/trustee by HM Government in June 2011.

Norman is the Director of Strategic Development with Babcock International Group.

Norman’s previous role was Chief Executive Officer of the UK Atomic Energy Authority; he was appointed to this role in February 2007. Following Government endorsement of a new business strategy for UKAEA Norman successfully led UKAEA’s transformation into a vibrant new British company winning work in the public and private sectors. Norman led the sale of UKAEA of which Babcock International were the successful purchaser.

Norman's previous role with the UKAEA was as Director Dounreay Division to which he was appointed on 1st November 2003. He transformed the Dounreay site into a project focussed organisation. Safety, security, environmental awareness and programme delivery are the key priorities for the UKAEA sites with Dounreay now a top performer within the NDA portfolio of decommissioning sites.

Norman’s career before joining UKAEA was in the nuclear power generation sector. He was Station Director at Heysham 1 in Lancashire before being appointed Director of Sizewell B, British Energy's station, the post he held prior to being appointed at Dounreay.

He is currently President of the Nuclear Institute and is a member of the Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board.


Roger LoweRoger Lowe

Roger Lowe joined UKGI (previously the Shareholder Executive) in May 2010. Immediately before this, Roger was a director of a corporate finance advisory business, focussed on advising clients on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and corporate restructurings across Europe.

Prior to this he worked in industry as Group Director of Corporate Finance at TI Group plc, a leading international engineering group. Roger started his career in Investment Banking at Lazard where he spent eleven years in corporate finance, including two years on secondment to Lazard Frères in New York.


Peter NeumannDr. Peter Neumann MIMMM, CEng

Peter Neumann was appointed as a Director / Trustee of the NLF by on 1 December 2014, having been nominated by EDF Energy.

Peter had 40 years experience in the nuclear power generation business in the UK, and held a range of senior positions in British Energy / EDF (Nuclear Generation) and its predecessors before retiring in 2008. Amongst these senior positions was Deputy Head of Engineering and Head of Design Authority. Peter played a leading role in providing solutions to the biggest technical and nuclear safety challenges faced by the UK’s fleet of Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors during his period in the industry, in many cases leading teams to provide these solutions.

Peter has continued to support EDF as a Senior Consultant, providing independent oversight on the company’s approach to a range of business critical technical and non-technical issues. In addition, Peter is also Chairman of the MOD’s Research Programmes Group, which provides independent advice to the MOD’s Chief Scientific Advisor on the adequacy of their research programme in the area of nuclear propulsion.