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From Dr to Dame for HSL’s Ion

Nuclear expert and government consultant Dr Sue Ion, a non-executive board member of HSL, has been made a Dame for her services to science and engineering. Dr Ion, was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2010.sue ion crop

A renowned world expert in nuclear fuels and technology, Dr Ion is a member    of the Council of Science and Technology and advises the Prime Minister, and First Ministers of Scotland and Wales, with regard to medium and long term strategic policies. She is also a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Chairs the UK's Fusion Advisory Board. Formerly a Group Director of Technology for BNFL, Dr Ion was recently involved in consultation over the government's new energy strategy.

Dr Ion said: "I am delighted of course but utterly shocked to have received this incredible honour. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career and feel a great sense of pride in being able to share my knowledge and experience with others."

Eddie Morland, CEO of HSL, said: "Sue Ion is an inspirational figure who deserves to be recognised for the huge contribution she has made to the nuclear industry and the wider scientific world. In addition, her work with HSL, the Council for Science and Technology and a whole host of other review, scrutiny, oversight and consultation panels, has seen her expertise used to inform government and international policy which will have an impact upon future energy strategy for generations to come."

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