The NIA is a small team, with a big job. As well as providing services to members to help their businesses navigate the nuclear industry, meet the right people and learn about the latest opportunities, we are also the voice of the industry to the media, Government and Parliament.

We are based in Covent Garden, London. You can find out more about our individual backgrounds and areas of specialism below.

Dr Tim Stone CBE

Chairman

Tim Stone was appointed Chairman of the NIA on 5 December 2018. Tim has a wealth of experience in infrastructure, nuclear power and finan...

Tim Stone was appointed Chairman of the NIA on 5 December 2018. Tim has a wealth of experience in infrastructure, nuclear power and finan...

Tim Stone was appointed Chairman of the NIA on 5 December 2018. Tim has a wealth of experience in infrastructure, nuclear power and finance, with several years’ experience working closely with government and industry in a variety of roles. He is a non-executive director of both the Arup Group board and Horizon Nuclear Power.

Until 2013, Tim was the Expert Chair of the Office for Nuclear Development in DECC and the Senior Advisor to successive Secretaries of State responsible for energy.

He has been awarded the Hinton Prize by the Nuclear Institute for outstanding contributions to the nuclear industry.

Tom Greatrex

Chief Executive

Tom Greatrex became Chief Executive of the NIA on 1 February 2016. Formerly MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Tom was shadow energy mi...

Tom Greatrex became Chief Executive of the NIA on 1 February 2016. Formerly MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Tom was shadow energy mi...

Tom Greatrex became Chief Executive of the NIA on 1 February 2016. Formerly MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Tom was shadow energy minister from 2011 – 2015 and the opposition’s lead spokesman on nuclear energy, electricity market reform, smart grid and metering, carbon capture and storage, interconnection and both onshore and offshore oil and gas.

Leading the scrutiny of the Energy Act and the Infrastructure Act in the last Parliament, he secured a number of amendments to the proposed legislation. He also served as a member of the Energy Select Committee from 2010 and from 2007-2010 was a policy adviser in the Scotland Office, including on energy.

Since 2015, he has been an independent policy analyst working in the energy sector for a range of clients, a frequent media commentator on energy issues, and a regular columnist for Utility Week. In a varied prior career, he was Director of Corporate Affairs for the NHS in Scotland, a chief officer in local government and a GMB trade union official in England. Outside of work his main interests are family, football (Fulham) and film.

Veronica Lekavicius

Head of Administration

Veronica has worked in a number of sectors including finance, accountancy, building and construction, engineering, events management and...

Veronica has worked in a number of sectors including finance, accountancy, building and construction, engineering, events management and...

Veronica has worked in a number of sectors including finance, accountancy, building and construction, engineering, events management and entertainment giving her an insight into commercial and administrative practices. She has also run her own consultancy business.

She joined British Nuclear Industry Forum (BNIF) as Personal Assistant/Office Manager and later became the Industrial Liaison Manager with responsibility for running internal events and co-ordinating inward and outward missions working closely with DTI.

Veronica left the industry to join the telecommunication and broadcasting sector during the time OFCOM was formed and organised events, meetings both in the UK and overseas working closely with international regulators, broadcasting and telecommunications organisations promoting the industry.

Following an eight year gap Veronica returned to the nuclear industry when she re-joined NIA (rebranded from BNIF) as Head of Administration. Her responsibilities include office management, events and exports.

veronica.lekavicius@niauk.org
020 7766 6648

Lincoln Hill

Director of Policy and External Affairs

Lincoln joined the NIA in August 2020, and is responsible for overseeing the NIA’s advocacy with external stakeholders.

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Lincoln joined the NIA in August 2020, and is responsible for overseeing the NIA’s advocacy with external stakeholders.

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Lincoln joined the NIA in August 2020, and is responsible for overseeing the NIA’s advocacy with external stakeholders.

Previously, he spent seven years in public affairs at Weber Shandwick, an international public relations agency. There, he developed expertise in infrastructure, manufacturing and energy, including running successful lobbying campaigns.

Lincoln also advised sovereign governments in Ukraine and Nigeria on international communications around reform and investment programmes. Originally from the United States, he studied History and Politics at Oxford and International Political Economy at the LSE.

Nikki Haywood

PA to Chief Executive and Chairman, Member Relations

Nikki Haywood joined the NIA in 1995 as a Junior Secretary and is now PA to the Chief Executive.

As well as her PA duties Nikki al...

Nikki Haywood joined the NIA in 1995 as a Junior Secretary and is now PA to the Chief Executive.

As well as her PA duties Nikki al...

Nikki Haywood joined the NIA in 1995 as a Junior Secretary and is now PA to the Chief Executive.

As well as her PA duties Nikki also helps with general administration duties as well as attending and helping with events.

More recently she has overseen the management of Member Relations and provided Secretariat duties to the Decommissioning Working Group. Nikki also co-ordinates the diary for our Chairman Tim Stone.

nikki.haywood@niauk.org
020 7766 6647

Stephanie McKenna

Member Relations Manager

Stephanie joined the NIA in March 2007 as Membership & Events Officer and is now Member Relations Manager liaising with member compan...

Stephanie joined the NIA in March 2007 as Membership & Events Officer and is now Member Relations Manager liaising with member compan...

Stephanie joined the NIA in March 2007 as Membership & Events Officer and is now Member Relations Manager liaising with member companies to ensure they make best use of their membership.

Previously Stephanie worked for Metal Bulletin, a publishing company, where she was an Event Organiser for four years.

Stephanie is secretariat for the Decommissioning and Existing Generation group.

stephanie.mckenna@niauk.org
020 7766 6651

Dan Powney

Head of Design

Dan joined the NIA in April 2010 as an Administrator, quickly adapting to support various areas of work including events, membership and...

Dan joined the NIA in April 2010 as an Administrator, quickly adapting to support various areas of work including events, membership and...

Dan joined the NIA in April 2010 as an Administrator, quickly adapting to support various areas of work including events, membership and communications. He became increasingly involved with marketing the NIA brand and managing the websites, leading to his appointment as Website and Marketing Officer in November 2011.

He went on to train himself in the graphics software to bring all production in house and became Visual Communications Designer. During this time he managed the redesign of all NIA publications, the website and created a modern brand identity. Dan now creates and manages all NIA and related event branding as Head of Design.

Dan comes from an arts background, studying at Nottingham Trent University and the Kent Institute of Art & Design. His previous work experience includes sales and marketing positions with various specialist retailers as well as administration and recruitment with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in New York.

dan.powney@niauk.org
020 7766 6643

Ieuan Williams

Head of Policy & Public Affairs

Ieuan joined the NIA in June 2018 as a Policy Analyst before becoming Public Affairs Manager a year later. He was appointed Head of Polic...

Ieuan joined the NIA in June 2018 as a Policy Analyst before becoming Public Affairs Manager a year later. He was appointed Head of Polic...

Ieuan joined the NIA in June 2018 as a Policy Analyst before becoming Public Affairs Manager a year later. He was appointed Head of Policy & Public Affairs in April 2020. Before the NIA he was Parliamentary Assistant to Albert Owen MP.

Originally from Anglesey, Ieuan has strong connections to nuclear energy, and his main focus is keeping nuclear firmly on the UK’s energy agenda.

ieuan.williams@niauk.org
020 7766 6649

Georgina Hines

Policy Analyst

Georgina joined the NIA in August 2019 after working at the Society of Chemical Industry in media and policy, where she worked on issues...

Georgina joined the NIA in August 2019 after working at the Society of Chemical Industry in media and policy, where she worked on issues...

Georgina joined the NIA in August 2019 after working at the Society of Chemical Industry in media and policy, where she worked on issues such as innovation, sustainability in the chemicals sector skills, R&D funding and open access.

She graduated in 2017 from the University of Manchester with a BSc Neuroscience and MSc Science Communication. As a student she wrote for New Scientist, Research Fortnight and Physics World.

georgina.hines@niauk.org
020 7766 6641

Sandra Evenden

Accounts Administrator

Sandra joined the Nuclear Industry Association 19 years ago and has worked alongside the Accountant dealing with daily accounting, managi...

Sandra joined the Nuclear Industry Association 19 years ago and has worked alongside the Accountant dealing with daily accounting, managi...

Sandra joined the Nuclear Industry Association 19 years ago and has worked alongside the Accountant dealing with daily accounting, managing the banking and day-to-day queries.

Sandra also assists with general administration duties as well as helping with events.

sandra.evenden@niauk.org
020 7766 6644

Stephen Tustin

Accountant (Part-time)

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand; and joined the Nuclear Electricity Information Group (NEIG) as Accountant. Th...

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand; and joined the Nuclear Electricity Information Group (NEIG) as Accountant. Th...

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand; and joined the Nuclear Electricity Information Group (NEIG) as Accountant. This group later merged with the British Nuclear Forum and became the British Nuclear Industry Forum before changing to the Nuclear Industry Association in 2003.

The accountant’s function is a part-time role as the organisation is relatively small. Stephen spent six years as Financial Controller at the Council of Mortgage Lenders up to 2006 and now also looks after several other very small trade associations.

stephen.tustin@niauk.org
020 7766 6657

Become a member
Join over 250 other nuclear companies and as part of the NIA you’ll be able to:

Grow your business

You can meet the right people and grow your business through our extensive Business Group programme and our unique Trade Directory.

Keep up to date

Our members receive the most up to date information on industry developments through our regular newsletters and briefings and our special interest group mailings.

Save money

Attendance at our Business Group meetings is free for member companies and members also receive discounts to our flagship conferences as well as Industry Link, our quarterly magazine.

Have a voice

Being a member of the NIA gives you a voice in Westminster and the media as the NIA works to ensure your business can grow. You can contribute to our consultation responses and policy positions through involvement in our groups.