Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Electric Power Research Institute
Neil Wilmshurst is Vice President of the Nuclear Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He has overall management and technical responsibility for the approximately $150 million in annual research activities conducted by EPRI with its global nuclear membership.
Wilmshurst joined EPRI in 2003 as a Senior Project Manager within the Plant Support Engineering (PSE) programme. In 2008, he became Director of the Plant Technology department, which encompasses equipment reliability, instrumentation and controls, and risk and safety management.
Before joining EPRI, Wilmshurst worked in a variety of nuclear utility engineering and maintenance roles with AmerGen at Three Mile Island Unit 1 and British Energy at the Sizewell B plant. Prior to joining the civil nuclear programmehe served for 13 years in the Royal Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Engineer Officer.
Wilmshurst received a bachelor of science degree in electrical, mechanical and control engineering from the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, UK, a post graduate diploma in nuclear reactor technology from the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, UK and a masters degree in defence administration from Cranfield Institute of Technology, Shrivenham, UK. He was also certified as a Naval Nuclear Plant Operator.