James Fisher Nuclear has strong and highly capable leadership team with a wealth of experience and knowledge within nuclear and other high integrity industries.


Paul joined the James Fisher Nuclear board in September 2006.

He started his career in 1977 with UK Atomic Energy Authority during which time he was awarded his MSc and PhD for R&D in fundamental nuclear science. Throughout the 1980s he applied his technical skills to solving operational challenges in the nuclear field before broadening his skills to the commercial sector. This led to management positions within Fisons plc in 1989 and subsequently in 1994 with British Nuclear Fuels plc. Paul became MD of BNFL Instruments in 2000, where he led the company in applying niche technical skills to the market resulting in rapid and dramatic growth in sales and profitability.

Stuart Joined JFN in January of 2015 from Altran UK where he was Head of Energy, Industry & life sciences. He has over 20 years’ experience in Nuclear and other highly regulated industries, previously holding senior roles within AEA Technology, Serco, and AMEC. 

With a First Class Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Strathclyde University, Stuart joined the nuclear industry and developed his technical career in the areas of engineering and nuclear safety case. He developed an expertise in the development and implementation of mission and safety critical programmes in highly regulated industries, addressing challenges in safety, quality, compliance and programme delivery. His passion is ensuring delivery is always focused directly on achieving the client’s needs, and is always delivered in a pragmatic, cost effective and most importantly safe and secure manner. 

At senior level, Stuart has delivered significant results in a number of business, sales, strategy and operations director positions. With his depth of industry knowledge, and breadth of business leadership skills, Stuart brings strong direction to the operational infrastructure and capability in JFN, while ensuring the safe delivery of all projects.

Steve joined the James Fisher Nuclear board in 1999 as Operations Director.

Steve has over 30 years’ experience in the nuclear industry. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering as well as NEBOSH and IOSHH Management of Safety certificates. He has a wide experience in nuclear having held a number of senior roles encompassing the whole business process including design, project management, commercial and operations.