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As Director Programme , Graeme leads the definition of work in collaboration with the MOD. He has delivery accountability for stockpile and national security work, as well as leading international interactions. He leads the Programme Management Office that integrates all business activities to ensure programme delivery.
From 2009 until Jan 2016 Graeme was Director of Science, Engineering and Technology, accountable for the development and deployment of key capabilities and underpinning tools, technologies and processes to support the Weapons Programme and National Security. Graeme was the lead with Other Government Departments and our international relationships with the United States of America and France. From 2012-2014 Graeme was also Production Director.
From 2007 until 2009 Graeme was head of the newly formed Warhead Technology Division bringing all the Warhead Engineers into one organisation within Engineering. The organisation had responsibilities for the major subsystems in a nuclear warhead covering Nuclear Package Engineering and Non-Nuclear Components.
From 2003 until 2007 Graeme was head of the Materials Science organisation. This covered chemistry and materials science of nuclear warheads, notably life prediction studies, analytical support and new material development.
Graeme joined AWE in 1991 in Actinide Science and remained in Material Science until 2007. During that period he produced numerous papers (and patents), won the company Science and Technology Award and went on a secondment to the Lawrence Livermore National laboratory. Graeme has a degree and PhD in Chemistry from Bath and Southampton Universities.
Graeme currently coaches swimming for triathletes and competes in Masters Swimming Galas. Graeme is married with one daughter.