David Powell joined GE Hitachi as Vice President for nuclear power plant sales in Europe in January 2011. David has over 27 years of experience in the nuclear industry, initially with British Nuclear Fuels plc and then latterly with the Westinghouse Electric Company. During his career, David has held a number of senior positions involved in developing and running nuclear businesses, including responsibility for Westinghouse’s European fuel business and a period living and working in Tokyo, Japan. Before joining GE Hitachi, David was regional vice president for the UK responsible for building customer relations and developing opportunities in new nuclear plants, fuels and services. David holds a Doctor of Philosophy in metallurgy from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials.