Rebecca Weston
Chief Operating Officer, Sellafield Ltd

Rebecca has wide experience across Sellafield Ltd, having held senior leadership positions in Operations, Technical and Commercial. As Enterprise Director, she is responsible for Strategy and Planning, as well as Corporate Affairs and Transformation.

She also leads the innovation and research and development programmes, provides the facilities and business units with technical support and ensures the business makes and creates optimum technology choices, while developing the science, technical and engineering skills and capabilities needed now and for the future. Rebecca’s most recent role, before joining the executive team at the end of 2015, was Head of Portfolio for the Retrievals and Decommissioning Directorate.

Rebecca has a BA in Physics from Oriel College, University of Oxford, where she also won ‘blues’ in hockey, football and cricket. She also holds a PhD in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and is an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA), Leadership, Business and Management in which she achieved a Distinction.

Rebecca is a Chartered Engineer. She is also Chairman of the Centre for Leadership Performance, a not-for-profit private limited company that aims to improve leadership capability in Cumbria. She has also chaired the Cumbria branch of The Nuclear Institute, which supports professional development for all nuclear professionals (including CEng registrations) and the broader education of the public, and now sits on the national board.