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SMRs: Nuclear Fad or Nuclear Future?

IET EngTalks: Future Energy

Inspired by the life and work of
James Clerk Maxwell

4 December 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place



John Molyneux

John Molyneux (photo) John has been with Rolls-Royce for 32 years. During this time he has undertaken a variety of roles covering all aspects of the nuclear project life cycle, and a very broad range of disciplines embracing engineering, programme management and business leadership.

John began his career in the Submarines business, with an early career highlight being his selection in 1990 to be the sole Rolls-Royce candidate on the Nuclear Advanced Course at Greenwich, for which he was awarded an MSc with distinction.

Until 2007 John had been a key member of the Rolls-Royce Submarines Executive, with responsibilities across various operational and customer programmes.

In 2008 John then transferred from Submarine Nuclear Propulsion roles to be the Director of Civil Nuclear Programmes, then EVP Civil Nuclear, and subsequently into his current role.

John is currently responsible for all aspects of Engineering and Technology for Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear business internationally, including 6 businesses located in the UK, France and North America.

More recently John has taken a keen interest in helping develop the UK SMR programme.

John is a family man with three children and in his limited spare time he enthusiastically attempts to play both chess and golf.


Dame Sue Ion

Dame Sue Ion (photo) Dame Sue Ion represents the UK on a number of international review and oversight committees for the nuclear sector, including the Euratom Science and Technology Committee which she chairs.

She also chaired NIRAB until March 2017 and is a member of the ONR Independent Advisory Panel. She is the only non-US member of the US Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee, which she has served on since 2005.

Dame Sue spent 27 years with BNFL rising to the position of Chief Technology Officer in 1992, a post she held until 2006.

Dame Sue’s core expertise is in materials science and engineering associated with the nuclear sector.


18:00 - Registration

18:30 - EngTalk commences

20:00 - Networking drinks

21:00 - Close

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