Ted Lazo hold Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nuclear Engineering, and a PhD in Radiation Protection, and have in all my professional positions been focused on the practical application of my knowledge and experience. My experience has included applied decommissioning at Three Mile Island, environmental restoration at contaminated US DOE sites, operating laboratory and accelerator radiation protection at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and operational radiation protection at French nuclear power stations with FRAMATOME (now AREVA) and EDF. Since 1993 I have been with the NEA’s Division of Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management, where I am the Scientific Secretariat of the NEA’s Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH), and am responsible for all sub-groups (totaling approximately 250 experts from 28 countries). This work has focused on radiological risk assessment and management, stakeholder involvement and risk governance, radiation protection policy and regulation, nuclear emergency management, occupational exposure at nuclear power plants, and decommissioning. I am also the Chair of the International Congress Programme Committee for IRPA13 (Glasgow, 13 – 18 May 2012), and have participated in the work of ICRP Committee 4 as an observer since 1995.