David Peattie

Director & Chairman

David Peattie is Chief Executive Officer of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Before joining NDA he was Chief Executive Officer at Fairfield Energy and prior to that he held a number of technical, commercial and senior management positions during 33 years at BP.

David is a Chartered Engineer and Member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Eric Delaunay


Eric Delaunay is Vice President of the Nuclear Logistics Business Unit and Director of the Operations & Transport Business Line at Orano. He was previously the COMURHEX conversion plant director at the Tricastin and Malvési sites and led the successful improvement of the strategic plan for the Conversion facility.

Prior to joining Orano, Eric worked in the petrochemical industry for over 20 years.

Eric graduated in chemical engineering from the ESCOM school in Paris and from the University of Technology in Compiegne (UTC).  He also graduated from IFG in Paris with an MBA in Corporate Strategic management.

His main areas of expertise are operations and strategy to implement changes and improve efficiency.


Seth Kybird


In October 2017, Seth Kybird was appointed Managing Director of INS on an acting basis. This was after four years as the Commercial Director.

Seth began his career with Deloitte, qualifying as an Accountant in the London practice, before joining KPMG’s Transaction Services team, focusing on M&A. He then spent a number of years as a strategy consultant, working for a number of commercial and government clients, across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on the nuclear industry. Clients included UK Atomic Energy Authority, Sellafield Ltd, Horizon and INS. Seth also spent time working for the UK Government’s Shareholder Executive team, focusing on the management of nuclear legacies through the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority(NDA) as well as the development of the UK new build programme. He joined the NDA in 2012, focusing on government relations before his move to INS.

Alaine Greaves


Alaine Greaves is Finance Director of International Nuclear Services Ltd, having previously headed up the BNFL Group’s Financial Accounts and Treasury Back Office functions at its Corporate Centre in Daresbury.

Prior to joining BNFL in 2001, Ms Greaves trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touche, with whom she qualified in 1998.

Alaine is a graduate of Bristol University and holds a first class honours degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Hiroaki Takiue


Mr. Hiroaki Takiue became a director of PNTL on 1st October 2018.  He is currently Executive Officer, General Manager of the Accounting and Contract Department, in The Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) .

Mr. Takiue joined JAPC in 1987, starting in the Financial and Accounts Department.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, mainly engaged in finance, nuclear fuel and machinery contracts, as well as nuclear fuel transport business.

Mr. Takiue is a graduate of the Law Department in Chuo University in Japan.

Tadanori Tobita


Mr Tobita became a director of PNTL on the 1st April 2019. He is the General Manager of Nuclear Fuel Department, Marubeni Corporation.

In 1994, Mr Tobita joined Marubeni and started his career in the area of back end of nuclear fuel cycle where he worked with BNFL and Japanese utilities. He was also involved in the area of nuclear power plant equipment and related services in Marubeni Utility Services Ltd. In addition, he spent three years in Kazakhstan as General Manager of Kharassan Project Office where he was engaged in the steady production in the Kharassan uranium mine project. Most recently he worked in Corporate Planning & Strategy Department in Marubeni Corporation as Deputy General Manager.

Mr Tobita graduated from Hitotsubashi University with a degree in sociology.

Peter Buchan


Peter has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and has vast experience working with European and Japanese Customers. Peter joined the nuclear industry with BNFL in 1991 and in the early part of his career he worked in the reprocessing and MOX commercial area, following which he served as Special Assistant to a BNFL Board director and spent just under four years as a General Manager in the BNFL Tokyo Office.

Peter became Commercial Director for INS in 2010 before moving to the role of Business Development and Corporate Responsibility Director for two years and was appointed to the role of Director of Shipping in March 2015.

Phil Edge

General Manager

Phil Edge is Head of Transport Strategy with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), having previously worked in a variety of operational management, programme management, assurance and safety roles in the UK civil nuclear industry for over 30 years.

He holds a BA (Hons) in Physics from Oxford University. He is a member of the Nuclear Institute and a Chartered Engineer.

Phil was appointed to the role of PNTL General Manager in January 2019.


Khalil Bukhari

Company Secretary

Khalil Bukhari became the Company Secretary of PNTL in January 2020. Khalil is also the General Counsel & Company Secretary of International Nuclear Services Ltd (INS).

Khalil is a UK qualified lawyer experienced in managing legal and compliance risk at a national and international level with a recognised expertise in nuclear transport law.  Prior to INS, Khalil worked for General Electric advising its global leasing business on a diverse range of legal and compliance issues in a multi-jurisdictional environment.

Khalil is a regular conference speaker and holds a range of leadership positions within the nuclear industry, including an appointment as a Judge of the European Nuclear Energy Tribunal, Paris.