7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


Sam Usher

Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA), Australia

Chief Executive Officer


Sam Usher was appointed as the first CEO of the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency in January 2022. Sam graduated with a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 1993. He has 30 years experience in the nuclear industry, and held a wide range of Executive and non-Executive Director roles across public and private sector nuclear and radioactive waste management businesses in the UK and internationally. He has a deep understanding of the technical, operational, regulatory and stakeholder challenges associated with safely managing and disposing of radioactive waste, and has a record of developing and implementing effective radioactive waste management and decommissioning business strategies and programs.