Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

British Energy Axes Its Nuclear Chief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

British Energy Axes Its Nuclear Chief

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Byline: NICK GOODWAY

BRITAIN'S biggest electricity producer, British Energy, today parted company with its chief nuclear officer and a further 100 senior staff as continued nuclear generating failures raised the spectre of power shortages this winter.

British Energy said Roy Anderson is leaving with immediate effect, having been in his job a little more than two years. Anderson, a 56-year-old American brought in to turn around the ailing nuclear reactors, is likely to leave with a payoff topping [pounds sterling]1 million. His package last year totalled [pounds sterling]1.2 million.

Chief executive Bill Coley, another American, said he was taking on Anderson's responsibilities and announced a major shake-up that will see 100 senior staff go with payoffs averaging [pounds sterling]160,000 each.

Anderson's departure comes after a slump in performance at the privatised company, which accounts for a fifth of the country's electricity needs. …

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