OECD Forum on Gender Equality


Fiona Rayment

National Nuclear Laboratory

Special Advisor to the CEO


DR FIONA RAYMENT OBE, FREng. Fiona Rayment enjoys a plural career covering nuclear advisory and non executive director roles and has dedicated decades to the nuclear sector with extensive strategic and operational experience. She is a chartered chemist and engineer with a PhD in chemistry from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the UK Nuclear Institute. She has an MBA from Manchester Business School. Fiona has recently served as a member of Euratom’s Science and Technology Committee, the Idaho National Laboratory's Nuclear Science and Technology Advisory Committee, the American Nuclear Society Board and was the first chair of the UK’s Nuclear Skills Strategy Group. Her current roles across the sector include being an advisor to the CEO of the National Nuclear Laboratory and the Office of Nuclear Regulation Chief Nuclear Inspector’s Independent Advisory Panel. Fiona is chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Energy Division at CEA - the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, a Non-Executive Member of the UK Space Agency Steering Board, a Non-Executive Director of Nuclear Restoration Services Ltd., Patron of Women in Nuclear UK and President of the UK Nuclear Institute. In addition, Fiona is a vice chair of the Nuclear Energy Agency’s Steering Committee Bureau and Policy Director of the Generation IV International Forum. Fiona is also the chair of the OECD NEA High Level Group on Gender Balance. Fiona has long advocated widening participation in science and engineering and champions our sector- leading approach to diversity and inclusion. She was awarded an OBE in 2017 and the French Légion d’Honneur in 2020.