During 13 years of New Plant Market Development with Westinghouse Electric Company, Mr. Waite developed a deep knowledge of international newbuild markets, trends, procurement, financing and delivery models, technologies and customers, that is likely second-to-none in the industry. He is using this experience to provide market intelligence, introductions, support to clients in new markets, expert commentary/analysis/ benchmarking, and offer a constructive challenge to processes and programme structures.
Mr. Waite has become a well-known industry figure from participation at global conferences, roundtables and forums, providing expert testimony to government enquiries and engaging with key C-Suite and government stakeholders in the nuclear sector.
His markets of interest over the years have spanned South East Asia (particularly Vietnam), the Middle East (particularly Saudi Arabia and Egypt), Sub-Sahara Africa and Europe with a focus on the dynamic Central and Eastern European markets of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Mr. Waite has also passionately engaged with U.K. Government and national stakeholders to advocate for a new nuclear power plant project at the Wylfa site. It is hoped that the emergence of GB Nuclear will strengthen the standing of Wylfa as a new nuclear site and the development of new projects there will maintain his fervent support and interest.
Prior to Westinghouse, Mr. Waite enjoyed 10 years in senior management positions in companies designing and manufacturing products for the global nuclear industry. He has spent his career working for major multinational corporations and has been based on 3 different continents.
Mr. Waite received his BEng Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 from Bath University.