Dame Sue Ion GBE


Royal Academy of Engineering


Dame Sue received the prestigious Dame Grand Cross award in the Platinum Jubilee Honours for services to engineering.


Sue’s background is in materials science/metallurgy. She gained a first class honours from Imperial College in 1976 and a PhD in 1979 before joining BNFL where she was Group Director of Technology 1992-2006. She holds Visiting or Honorary Professorships at a number of universities including Imperial College and the University of Manchester. She has represented the UK internationally on key committees overseeing the nuclear sector for over 3 decades.


She is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society where she chairs or is a member of a number of subcommittees.


She was Chair of the Nuclear Innovation Advisory Board for the Government from 2015-2018 and is currently Hon-President of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear.


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