United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Roger Brunt

Roger Brunt was appointed Director, Office for Civil Nuclear Security in September 2004. He had previously served in the British Army, retiring in the rank of Brigadier. He read History at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and he is a graduate of the British Army's Staff College, the UK's Higher Command and Staff Course and the Royal College of Defense Studies.

Since 2004, Roger Brunt has overseen the introduction of the UK's current Nuclear Industries Security Regulations and the adoption of significant security improvements across the UK's civil nuclear industry, including the wider deployment of an armed response capability, improved vetting and information security procedures, and measures to test the civil nuclear security regime.

The Office for Civil Nuclear Security regulates security in the civil nuclear industry on behalf of the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. In April 2007, OCNS merged with the UK's safety regulator (the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate) to promote closer integration of safety and security regulation within the UK's Nuclear Sector. In 2011, Roger Brunt was appointed Head of Transformation in the UK's newly formed Office for Nuclear Regulation and tasked with introducing changes to promote regulatory effectiveness.

Roger Brunt chaired the International Atomic Energy Agency's Technical Meetings in 2010 which led to Member States' endorsement of Nuclear Security Recommendations on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities (INFCIRC/225/Rev5). He is also a member of the Director General's Advisory Group on Nuclear Security.

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