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Horizon appoints new members to Leadership Team

November 10, 2015

Horizon Nuclear Power has today (10 November 2015) announced a further two appointments to its Leadership Team, completing its line-up of department directors. The new Programme Director and Human Resources Director join as the company continues to progress its lead Wylfa Newydd project and grow its internal capabilities and capacity.

Civil engineer Carl Devlin will join as Programme Director and has a wealth of experience leading major infrastructure projects and programmes in both operational and greenfield environments. He has held executive positions at London Underground, Capita, Laing O'Rourke, BAA (Terminal 5) and Bechtel.

Carl and his team will be responsible for developing and constructing the Wylfa Newydd power station. Site Development, Power Station Design, Programme Management Office and Major Permissions will all report to Carl.

Carl said: "I'm delighted to be joining Horizon at this time. The company's development of Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey means it's one of the most exciting projects currently underway in the UK.

"There's been great progress made to date but there are still many challenges ahead and I look forward to using my industry experience to lead the Programme Department in ensuring the successful development of the project."

Sue Stockton joins as Human Resources Director from the Avionics division at Thales where she was Human Resources Director. Prior to that she spent twelve years with British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) in a range of roles including Head of Human Resources at Sellafield. Having worked in Human Resources for over twenty years, Sue brings valuable insight into employee engagement and talent management.

Sue said: "Horizon has a talented work force with decades of combined experience in this sector and I'm thrilled to have been appointed to the role of HR Director.

"The company is growing rapidly to accommodate the scope of the Wylfa Newydd Project and I'm keen to lead the Human Resources Department in ensuring those needs are met."

Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon, said: "The evolution and development of the company means we're able to continue to meet the challenging needs of the business.

"Both Carl and Sue bring enormous experience and expertise to Horizon that will be instrumental in moving the business forward. They will help ensure we develop the Wylfa Newydd project on time and on budget and recruit and manage the right talent to enable us to do that."

The appointments come as Horizon continues to progress its Wylfa Newydd project, with its chosen reactor technology - the UK ABWR - having moved onto the final step in its regulatory assessment and preparations underway for its second round of public consultation. The company also continues to grow both at its headquarters in Gloucester and on-site at Anglesey, with a new HQ opening early next year and the site office set to double in size in the coming months.

For more information, please contact:

Phillippa Burgess
01242 713469

Notes to editors

  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi Ltd., of Japan in November 2012. The company will bring forward at least 5,400MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire.
  • Visit our website at: www.horizonnuclearpower.com and follow us on Twitter @HorizonNuclear

About Carl Devlin

A civil engineer, Carl has worked for many industrial companies on high-profile projects such as Heathrow's Terminal 5, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, High Speed 1, the London Underground upgrade and other large-scale infrastructure projects. His previous executive-level role before joining Horizon saw him provide leadership to a portfolio of projects and programmes for London Transport.

Carl graduated from University College Cork with a degree in Engineering. He starts at Horizon this November.

About Sue Stockton

After graduating in Modern Languages at Bristol University, and gaining further education in Business Administration and HR Management, Sue worked as a management consultant at board and senior management level. She has also held a range of Human Resources leadership positions at BNFL and Thales.

Sue joined Horizon in October.