Dame Sue Ion is a non-Executive Director on the Board of the Laboratory of the UK Health and Safety Executive. She was a member of the UK Council for Science and Technology from 2004-2011, a member of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council from 1994-2001, a member of Council for EPSRC between 2005 and 2010 and Chairs the Fusion Advisory Board for the Research Councils.
Dame Sue was BNFL’s Group Director of Technology 1992-2006. She was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College in 2006 and has been a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Manchester since 2004. She has held an Honorary Professorship at UCLan since the beginning of 2007.
She represents the UK on a number of international review and oversight committees for the nuclear sector including the Euratom Science and Technology Committee which she Chairs and the US Department of Energy Nuclear Energy Advisory committee.
Dame Sue was Vice President and Member of Council of the Royal Academy of Engineering between 2002 and 2008 and remains Chairman of its Energy policy subcommittee. Dame Sue has been involved in energy matters generally since 2004 and chaired the steering group which oversaw the Research Councils’ International Review of Energy Research 2010-2011. She is the Royal Academy of Engineering’s representative on the Energy Research Partnership.