We are delighted to announce that Lynsey Valentine, Strategy Director, Cavendish Nuclear has been appointed as the new WiN UK President! Lynsey will formally take her position in January 2020 but will join the WiN Executive Board with immediate effect, providing a three month partnering period to enable a smooth transition.
Lynsey has worked in the nuclear industry for 17 years. Having completed a chemistry degree at the University of Oxford, she started her career as a young graduate female in a technical role working in predominantly male dominated teams. This journey provided first-hand experience of the challenges and obstacles that can prevent young women being successful in our industry. This is a key driver for Lynsey’s passion to inspire others and support gender balance in our industry.
“The Nuclear Industry is a fantastic industry and I want to be part of the team that achieves the government target of 40% of women in the nuclear sector by 2030. I am delighted to lead Women in Nuclear as their President and can’t wait meet everyone and to continue the WiN UK journey!”
We are also delighted to announce that Janet Fletcher, Head of Product & Services, Cavendish Nuclear has been appointed as a new WiN UK Vice President! Janet will formally take position in January 2020 but will also join the WiN Executive Board with immediate effect.
Janet has over 15 years’ experience in the nuclear industry, 10 of which in operational roles. With a wealth of personal experience to offer, Janet is passionate about creating opportunities to inspire women across the UK and she has mentored a number of young women in their careers and continues to do so.
“People are at the core of our industry and diversity plays a huge part in our success. I am passionate about WiN UK and I want to inspire women across the UK to become the best versions of themselves. I am keen to build on the successes so far of WiN and further develop it in order to exceed the Nuclear Sector Deal targets and create something different for our collective future.”
Simon Bowen, Chief Executive, Nuclear comments:
“The Women in Nuclear Organisation will continue to play a crucial part in the Nuclear Industry’s ambitions to achieve 40% Female Employees by 2030. It’s a huge privilege for Cavendish Nuclear to employ two such talented leaders that were rightly selected to lead WiN during this important period”.