John Baxter CBE, Non-Executive Director

John has extensive engineering and safety experience in the energy industry with over 45 years working across nuclear, electricity and latterly oil and gas sectors.

John Baxter CBE, Independent Non-Executive Director

John brings to Drax highly valuable engineering and safety experience, with over 45 years working across the nuclear, electricity and latterly oil and gas sectors. John was previously at BP plc, most recently as Group Head of Engineering & Process Safety, prior to which he worked at the UK utility Powergen plc as Group Engineering Director, as well as roles as a UKAEA Board member and also as Director of Nirex Ltd. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and chairs the Sellafield Board Committee on Environment, Health, Safety & Security.

Appointment to the Board:

  • 17 April 2019

Committee membership:

  • Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees

External appointments:

  • Sellafield Ltd. (Non-Executive Director)
  • Sellafield Board Committee on Environment, Health, Safety & Security (Chair)