ARWA appoints its first CEO

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26 October 2021

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Sam Usher has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA).

Mr Sam Usher has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA). He will be based in the agency’s headquarters in Adelaide, commencing in January 2022.

Mr Usher brings to ARWA 28 years of experience in radioactive waste management and leadership.

His experience includes 4 years as Project Director – Waste at Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, 3 years as Senior Vice President at Studsvik, and 7 years as Director at UK Nuclear Waste Management Limited.

ARWA’s acting Head of Division, Sam Chard, welcomed the appointment.

“We are fortunate to have the wealth of experience Mr Usher will bring, and I look forward to his commencement next year,” Ms Chard said.

“This is another step forward for our growing agency, and another significant step in siting Australia’s first National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.”

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