The World Association of Nuclear Operators has named Peter Prozesky, the continuous improvement and operations support director at EDF Energy, as its new chief executive officer.
Prozesky will take up the position on 1 January 2016, replacing Ken Ellis the current CEO, who was appointed in April 2013 and led WANO's post-Fukushima response (see also Forging one WANO).
"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," said WANO Chairman, Jacques Régaldo.
Prozesky started his nuclear career at the Koeberg nuclear power station in South Africa in 1979, and has worked in the power industry in South Africa, Taiwan and the UK.
In 2005, he joined British Energy (now EDF Energy) as head of operations (East), where he later held the roles of head of supply chain and outage management; and chief nuclear officer responsible for corporate oversight of Sizewell, Torness and Heysham B. In 2013, Prozesky became continuous improvement and operations support director, the position that he occupies today.
Prozesky 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.