When Nick isn't greasing the cogs of the Assystem nuclear machine as a project engineer in Paris, he enjoys holding microphones and standing close to nuclear related promotional material.
Matty is a nuclear safety engineer for Atkins over in the UK and so is inherently in charge of the safety of the Spark! committee in his spare time too. We are in very capable hands - I hope!
Keeping a handle on Nick's megalomania is a full time job, but somehow Liz manages to do it whilst maintaining her 9 till 5 with Magnox Ltd. as a higher active nuclear waste coordinator.
Clem is a breath of fresh air from the nuclear brains we have on board the committee. She brings some much needed sense to the table when things go in to 'meltdown'. Sorry I know... puns.
Benjamin GOVIER MOORE
Ben enjoyed being a part of Spark! 2016-17 so much that he joined the team. As a graduate engineer with Rolls-Royce he is now Trusted to Deliver Excellence for Spark! too, no pressure Ben!
Rebecca has been in Paris just about as long as Nick and enjoys everything that the French capital has to offer. As a paralegal by trade, Rebecca keeps us all in check and makes sure we are on our best behaviour (in the eyes of the law).
Vincent acts as the Spark! Chairman, a role he undertakes with vigour! Ensuring that our links with French industry and government continue to bare fruit, Vincent is also responsible for Spark!'s sister competition, USAIRE.
Co-Founder & Former Chairman (Rolls-Royce)
In the day, Hadrien is the VP Customer Business (Defence) at Rolls-Royce, but in a previous life, Hadrien ran the Spark! Contest with Nick as co-founder. Working tirelessly, he helped launch the competition from a lightbulb moment into the successful contest that it has become today.
Executive Committee (Rolls-Royce)
Michel is Rolls-Royce International President – France, Head of Europe and Northern Africa. He is also Vice-President of USAIRE (Association of United States and European Aerospace Industry Representatives), where he established the USAIRE Student Award in 2005.
A strong advocate for the development of young potential in the Aerospace and Defence Industry, his experience has proved invaluable in establishing the Spark! Contest.
Executive Committee (TIGF)
An engineering graduate of ENSTAParisTech and with an Executive MBA from the HEC, Dominique is the CEO of TIGF (Total Infrastructures Gaz France SA). A champion of the Spark! Contest, he is passionate about developing the campaign into a means of bringing about beneficial change to the energy industry.
Executive Committee (AREVA & WNA)
Jean-Jacques currently works as Senior Advisor to the AREVA CEO and is Chairman of the World Nuclear Association.
With an illustrious career in the nuclear industry, Jean-Jacques brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Spark! Contest.
Non-Executive Committee (EDF SA)
A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Sciences, Alexandre previously worked at Thales as Deputy Director of Communication, before following Jean-Bernard Levy to EDF. Alexandre now works as Advisor to the CEO of EDF and Secretary of the Executive Committee.
The first winner of the USAIRE Student Award in 2005, Alexandre understands the benefits that the Spark! Contest could bring to the energy industry and offers fantastic support to the campaign. Follow the link to read his interview with the Spark! team.
Non-Executive Committee (FBC)
Jean-Pascal is Chairman of the Franco-British Connections and Board Member of Sciences Po Alumni.
He founded the Franco-British Comparative Project and student and alumni-led endeavour in 2008 and later merged it with the Franco-British Connections in 2012.
In November 2015, Jean-Pascal was appointed Development Advisor to the CEO and Board of Trustees of the University of London Institute in Paris.Board member of the Conseil Franco-Britannique, he leads the Young Leaders Programme with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministère des Affaires Etrangères.
Non-Executive Committee (EDF Energy)
An international nuclear energy professional with experience in the Canadian, British, and French nuclear regulatory environments, Melanie is currently seconded by EDF Energy to Paris. Her mission is to build Franco-British cooperation across the key topics of nuclear safety, security, and environment for Hinkley Point C.
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