Leadership team

Executive team

Seth Kybird

Seth Kybird

CEO

Before becoming CEO Seth was Managing Director of INS. He is a former chartered accountant and strategy consultant, who has experience of leading and developing organisations and a strong track record in tackling complex commercial challenges in the UK and internationally. 

Meb Vadiya

General Counsel and Company Secretary 

Meb has been Deputy General Counsel since the formation of NTS in 2021, having joined the business in 2013 as a Senior Commercial Lawyer. Prior to that he spent time in the Middle East working in the energy and shipping sectors.

Meb has an in-depth knowledge of international, UK and EU nuclear law, regulations and obligations relating to nuclear transport. 

Linda Aylmore

Chief Finance Officer

Linda is an experienced finance professional, has a fellowship status with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and more than 25 years’ experience at senior board and executive roles within the Nuclear, Defence and Transport sectors. 

Pete Buchan

Peter Buchan MBE

Managing Director, Shipping

An experienced leader and director, Pete has successfully led a number of significant, and strategically important commercial and operational projects. He has worked extensively with UK, European and Japanese customers, including spending three years in our Japan office, and is a board member of PNTL and WNTI. 

Claire Peers

Claire Peers

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Director 

Claire is an HSEQ leader with a passion for delivering effective, sustainable solutions, and holds a master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health. She was formerly DRS’s HSEQ Director before which she held senior EH&S positions in the construction, chemical manufacturing, and energy sectors.  

Ben Whittard

Managing Director, Solutions

Before becoming Managing Director, Solutions at NTS, Ben was the Director for Safety, Security & Environment at International Nuclear Services. He is a former Senior Inspector of the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), and has experience of leading, managing and regulating highly complex nuclear programmes globally. 

Ciara Middlehurst

Ciara Middlehurst 

Commercial Director 

Ciara is an experienced commercial leader with a private sector background. She began her career with BAE systems, delivering high value complex projects with domestic and international clients. She joined NTS from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority where she was Head of Commercial Projects.  

Sam Wilkinson

Sam Wilkinson 

Communications and Stakeholder Relations Director 

Sam is a highly experienced Communications and Public Affairs expert, who led both INS and DRS communication teams prior to the creation of NTS. He previously spent ten years advising Ministers in central and regional government departments, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. 

Claire Doughty

Claire Doughty 

Human Resources Director 

Claire has considerable experience of leading Human Resources for major private sector transformation initiatives. She has spent the last 15 years working predominantly in the manufacturing, engineering and power sectors, and has supported the development of large-scale government contracts.    

Bob Officer

Security & Resilience Director

Bob has extensive experience in both the security and nuclear sectors forged over 30 years of military service, as senior inspector with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), and senior positions within industry. He recently returned from 2 years’ service with the United Nations as the IAEA’s Nuclear Security Field Mission Lead in Ukraine.

Gottfried Eymer 

Managing Director – Rail

A fully qualified lawyer, Gottfried has more than 20 years of international leadership experience in large transport, logistics and supply chain organisations including Deutsche Bahn, Rail Cargo Group and Etihad Rail.

The NTS Board

Wanda Goldwag

Wanda Goldwag

Chair

Wanda Goldwag has a wealth of experience in non-executive roles, specialising in chairing complex organisations in both the public and private sectors. She is currently Chair of a body in the gas industry called the Uniform Network Code Modification Panel, and an advisor to Smedvig Capital.

Geoff Spencer

Geoff Spencer

Non-Executive Director 

Geoff is a respected leader and expert in rail. He has over 35 years’ experience in the rail freight sector and was previously Chief Executive of DB Cargo. 

John Hudson

John Hudson

Non-Executive Director 

John has over 20 years of Executive Management experience working on large complex programmes with a particular focus on the maritime sector. He was Managing Director of BAE Systems Maritime Group until 2019, and prior to that he spent many years in shipbuilding, becoming Engineering Director then Managing Director at the Barrow Shipyard.

Andrew Dickinson

Non-Executive Director 

Andrew has a wealth of finance and general management experience having spent 27 years with Rolls Royce, including two years as Chief Finance Officer of Rolls Royce Civil Aerospace. Since leaving Rolls Royce in 2018 he has been Board Member and Chair of Audit Committee at the Open University, Nottingham City Homes, and Nottingham College.

Clive Nixon

Clive Nixon

Non-Executive Director 

Clive is a renowned expert in the nuclear industry. He is currently Group Chief Nuclear Strategy Officer at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and has held a number of R&D, technical and commercial roles in the sector. 

Seth Kybird

Seth Kybird

CEO

Before becoming CEO Seth was Managing Director of INS. He is a former chartered accountant and strategy consultant, who has experience of leading and developing organisations and a strong track record in tackling complex commercial challenges in the UK and internationally. 

Linda Aylmore

Chief Finance Officer

Linda is an experienced finance professional, has a fellowship status with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and more than 25 years’ experience at senior board and executive roles within the Nuclear, Defence and Transport sectors.