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Sustaining Nuclear Security at Decommissioning Sites - 19 November 2020

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This webinar will outline some of the specific challenges associated with maintaining security and security culture during the decommissioning process from an all-stakeholder perspective.

The process will include the specific challenges such as:

• Securing sites during critical infrastructure changes, including facility new build
• Security risk management in a decommissioning environment
• The maintenance of operational effectiveness across security providers
• Sustaining an effective security culture
• The role of leadership and management
• Maintaining security in the supply chain
• Stakeholder relationships
• The transhipment of nuclear material off-site

About the speaker

Following a military career in the Royal Marines and a commercial career in the UK Civil Nuclear Sector, George Foster formed Amport Risk Limited in the late summer of 2017.

On leaving military service, George took up the role of first-in-post Director of Security at Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) in Caithness, Scotland. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of enterprise-wide security delivery associated with the protection of nuclear material, its transhipment nationally and internationally, and the protection of sensitive nuclear information. He was the Senior Information Risk Officer, a DSRL Board member and Chair of the national nuclear Transport and Security Sub-Committee, responsible for coordinating the transportation of ‘exotic’ nuclear material.

Following his role at Dounreay, George took up a newly established role of Managing Director of the Security Business Unit in Babcock International Group, within the Defence and Security Division. George sat on the Divisional Board. This role spanned the provision of established mission critical services to a Government customer and the creation of a start-up business providing end-to-end security infrastructure services into the Civil Nuclear Sector.

Amport Risk Limited provides senior strategic and operational security and resilience consulting services to the Critical National Infrastructure with a principal focus on the Civil and Defence Nuclear Sectors in the UK and overseas. Amport Risk is also a consortium partner in the BEIS sponsored King’s College London global Nuclear Security Culture Programme, a UK element to the Global Threat Reduction Programme.


At this event

Karl Dewey

Karl Dewey

Research Associate and Project Coordinator

Christopher Hobbs

Christopher Hobbs

Director of the King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies (KIASS)

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