BECBC is run by a Board of 8 volunteers, who are nominated by members and elected at the annual AGM. The Board come from a range of backgrounds, sectors and geographical areas offering diversity and the ability to add a depth of value to the members.
Ivan has recently joined Bechtel and has been a Director of BECBC since 2014 , first elected to lead the board in 2015. With a seat on the UK Nuclear Industry Council and work as an international expert to OECD in Japan, if you want to know more about the UK and global nuclear sectors, or are looking for direction in exporting your products and services then Ivan would be a great person to talk to.
BECBC Financial Director
A Chartered Accountant, Andrew is Finance Director of Carrs Engineering, a division of Carr’s Group Plc and headquartered in Cumbria, Carrs Engineering constitutes seven global businesses with a wide portfolio of products and services supporting the Civil Nuclear, Nuclear Defence and Oil and Gas Markets.
Andrew joined the board of BECBC in 2020.
Ruth joined the main board in 2020, after being the Chair of the BECBC Shadow Board since 2019. Ruth is Orano’s Marketing and Communications executive in the UK and also sits on the newly-formed Nextgen Nuclear Industry Council, alongside co-ordinating the UK Nuclear Regions Collaboration that was formed at 2019’s successful Global Reach Conference. Please don’t hesitate to contact Ruth for any information about BECBC.
BECBC Legal Director
Marcia was born in London and raised/ educated in Long Island, New York. She attended Hofstra University, Long Island, NY, and graduated: BS Sociology; MS Psychology and PD Family Therapy. In 1997, Marcia moved to Cumbria, UK, and worked for the NHS as a psychologist/family therapist for 10 years. Along with her husband, Jim, Marcia was the owner/Director of two dental practices, they have since sold one practice and continue providing dental services in the other practice.
From 2019-20 Marcia was the High Sheriff of Cumbria and had a most successful year promoting Cumbria and Cumbrians. She is currently a Trustee/Director of: Cumbria Victims Charity Trust Board; Cumbria Community Foundation Board; Multicultural Cumbria Board; Cumbria Opera Group; University of Lancaster Council; Cumbria Race Equality Network (Founder); Carlisle Culture and Carlisle Cathedral Development Board. She is also a Patron of AWAZ Cumbria and a Deputy Lieutenant of Cumbria.
The BECBC Shadow Board was created in 2018 to create challenge and diversified thinking from our future leaders. It is built up of volunteers aged 18-30.
Shadow Board Chair
Charlotte joined the original Shadow Board in 2018 with a passion to help young professionals navigate their career paths. Since joining Charlotte has created a newsletter which promotes the achievements of young professionals in the local area as well as building strong relationships with groups who support young people in their development. Charlotte works for Arup as a Social Value Consultant and is a great advocate for promoting opportunity for the next generation.
Shadow Board, Independent Member
Shadow Board Advisor
Philip Hindes joined the Shadow Board after having a career as an Olympic Cyclist wining 2 Olympic Gold medals! He has now recently retired from Cycling after his 3rd Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021 and now works as a Sales Development Manager for Sunbelt Rentals within the Construction and Events Sector .
James joined the Shadow Board in March 2022 and is currently an apprentice procurement officer at Doosan Babcock working as part of the Programme and Project Partners (PPP) which is currently leading the UK’s infrastructure projects.
Tom joined the Shadow Board in March 2022 and is employed by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as a Senior Technical Engineer, under the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA) Framework. Tom has a burning ambition with regards to promoting Diversity and Inclusion within the workplace to ensure equality for all individuals, helping create a place where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.
BECBC Executive Director
BECBC Member Opportunity Consultant
BECBC PR and Comms Consultant
Jutta is BECBC's PR consultant offering more than 25 years experience in PR and marketing strategy.
James joined the BECBC team in early October as an Admin Assistant via the Kickstart programme. James is hoping to bring fresh ideas and develop his skills. He previously completed a year as a hospital porter while deciding on a career path.
Social Value Group Chair
Cath has over 25 years of experience in the Not for Profit (Community, Voluntary and Social Enterprise) sector and within local government regeneration. Cath’s current role is Social Impact Manager for the Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) working for Jacobs and Balfour Beatty since January 2020. This involves getting businesses to support communities through provision of apprenticeships, employment and training opportunities, increasing corporate volunteering, working together with schools to support them reaching their Gatsby benchmarking, whilst working in partnership across the nuclear supply chain to make a greater impact. Cath has been a supporter of the BECBC Social Value Group since joining in early 2020.
Cath was previously Chief Operating Officer for Cumbria Community Foundation, managing the grants team as well as leading on the Transforming West Cumbria bid to Sellafield Ltd.
Social Value Group Chair
BECBC Nuclear Group Lead