Tony Irwin - Technical Director

tony irwinTony Irwin is a chartered engineer who brings over 40 years technical experience with nuclear reactors to the Board of SMR Nuclear Technology.

Tony commissioned and operated eight nuclear power reactors for British Energy (formerly the Central Electricity Generating Board) in the UK. He was Reactor Manager at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) during the commissioning and early operation of the new OPAL research reactor.

His experience with the nuclear fuel cycle also includes managing fuel strategies for ANSTO and representing Australia at international meetings. Following the Chernobyl accident, Tony was a member of a World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) team who worked with Russian engineers to improve their safety culture. He is a currently a visiting lecturer for the Master of Nuclear Science course at the Australian National University.

Tony is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Member of the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is currently Chairman of Engineers Australia Sydney Division Nuclear Engineering Panel.