Hinkley Expert Appointed as the Youngest Ever President of UK’s Leading Radiation Protection Society
Hinkley Point C’s Decommissioning Specialist and Radioactive Waste Adviser, Pete Bryant has been appointed as President of the Society for Radiological Protection. A member since 2011, Pete has quickly climbed the ranks to become the youngest President in the organisations distinguished history.
The Society is the UK’s National Professional Body and Chartered Society for Radiation Protection and plays a vital role in supporting professionals within the field, improving public outreach and leading the development of national legislation, guidance and standards across the nuclear, medical and non-nuclear sectors as a whole.
The society has over 2,000 members from across the country, many of whom are from EDF Energy. With safety being the overriding priority, the role of the society aligns with EDF Energy’s core values and safety culture; ensuring that the public, the company’s workforce and the environment is protected from all forms of radiation.
After being awarded the Presidency at the society’s annual conference in Scarborough, Pete said; “Being elected as President of the Society for Radiological Protection is a great honour but also holds a high level of responsibility for overcoming the challenges the future holds. In particular, we are looking to help re-energise and focus on key issues such as the development and growth of young professionals, tackling public awareness and perception of radiation and providing continued support to the thousands of people working in our field during ongoing changes to legislation. I look forward to working with our members, industry and government and seeing where we can take the profession together.”
Richard Savage, Safety and Assurance Director at Hinkley Point C said; “I warmly welcome Pete’s term as President. He will bring great depth of expertise and leadership as the profession moves to tackle key challenges.”
Notes to editors
- The Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) is a professional and learned society that was founded in 1963 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 2007.
- It is a major UK scientific society for all who are concerned professionally with the safety aspects of ionising and non-ionising radiation in industry, medicine, research, power generation, defence, education, and central and local government.
- The Society is made up of four Directorates, each with a number of committees which focus on different aspects of radiological protection.
- As a Chartered Society it also plays a leading role in developing legislation, guidance and advising government.
- The Society currently has over 2000 members a large number of which are based in the Nuclear Industry whether that be Operators or Regulators.
- SRP is the 2nd Largest National Radiation Protection Society in the World. The largest being the US. It is the largest in Europe.
- SRPs Patron is Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC.