Ian Jackson BSc CRadP FSRP is a nuclear consultant and author. Ian has a technical and policy background in nuclear regulation coupled with strong strategic-level business and financial skills gained from consulting to banks, governments, regulators, nuclear firms, nuclear energy utilities and private equity and institutional investors in the finance sector. Ian is a former nuclear regulator with 30 years’ experience in the nuclear sector; 14 years in nuclear research, 6 years in regulation and policy and 10 years in private practice running his own business. He has advised many public and private sector organisations on regulatory issues, working internationally with governments, the financial sector and industry at senior level. He served as Associate Director for Nuclear Strategy and New Nuclear Build at Halcrow Group, a major global infrastructure firm. Ian Jackson was responsible for international business development at the UK Government’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). He negotiated and secured funding for the £50 million UK-China nuclear Joint Research and Innovation Centre (JRIC) announced by British Chancellor George Osborne in September 2015. Ian also developed and negotiated China’s first-ever commercial nuclear contracts in the UK on Small Modular Reactor (SMR) design and research.
Ian is the author of Siting New Nuclear Power Stations: Availability and Options for Government published alongside the 2007 Energy White Paper by the British Secretary of State Alistair Darling. Ian wrote the British government’s anti-terrorism Strategic National Guidance to local authorities on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) clean-up, published by Environment Minister Eliot Morley in 2004. He received the Environment Agency’s plain language award in 1999 for his public consultation and report to Ministers on the regulation of atomic weapons sites. Ian’s business book Nukenomics: The Commercialisation of Britain’s Nuclear Industry was published in April 2008. From 2009 to 2012 Ian Jackson was an Associate Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Development programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, a leading global think-tank. Ian is a Fellow of the Society for Radiological Protection (FSRP) and a Chartered Radiation Protection Professional (CRadP).
Ian has worked in nuclear growth markets in Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has lectured and Chaired conferences on nuclear business issues in Austria, Belgium, China, the Czech Republic, France, Jordan, Hungary, South Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Ian also reads and speaks some basic conversational Russian and has lectured at Skolkovo, the Moscow School of Management.