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Peter Prozesky appointed to the position of WANO Chief Executive Officer

Peter Prozesky to replace Ken Ellis as WANO CEO

WANO has appointed Peter Prozesky as the new WANO Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Peter will officially take up the position on 1 January 2016, replacing current WANO CEO, Ken Ellis.

Peter has 38 years of experience in the power generation business, starting his career with Eskom in 1979, at Koeberg Power Station in South Africa where he performed various roles. In 1989, he went on sabbatical to the nuclear division of Taiwan Power Company, studying management techniques and plant operations.

On his return from Taiwan, Peter worked at Eskom until 2005 in positions including Plant Manager of Matla Power Station, Plant Manager of Koeberg Power Station, Site Vice President of Koeberg Power Station, and Generation Safety and Assurance Manager.

In 2005, he joined British Energy, which later became EDF Energy, as Head of Operations (East). He later occupied roles including Head of Supply Chain and Outage Management; and Chief Nuclear Officer responsible for corporate oversight of Sizewell, Torness and Heysham B nuclear power plants. In 2013, he became Continuous Improvement and Operations Support Director, which is the position that he occupies today.
Peter has a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town; a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Reactor Science and Engineering from the University of London; a Business Management Diploma from the University of Stellenbosch; and a Senior Reactor Operator’s Licence.

WANO Chairman, Jacques Régaldo said, “It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Peter Prozesky to WANO Chief Executive Officer, as of 1 
January 2016. Peter brings with him a wealth of experience from the nuclear industry which will help him to continue the great work of Ken Ellis in guiding the association on its path to excellence. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Peter on his new appointment, and we look forward to welcoming him officially into this position in the New Year.”​
Notes to editors

1. WANO is a not for profit member association established in 1989 by the world's nuclear power operators to exchange safety knowledge and operating experience amongst organisations operating commercial nuclear power reactors. WANO members operate some 440 nuclear units in more than 30 countries and areas around the world.

WANO works with members in pursuit of its mission: to maximise the safety and reliability of nuclear power plants worldwide by working together to assess, benchmark and improve performance through mutual support, exchange of information and emulation of best practices.

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