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Our history

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About us

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Orion laser facility

Orion is one of the most powerful lasers and largest laser facilities in the UK.

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A unique national asset

We have unique nuclear expertise. We have a clear purpose and goals that set our direction.

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World-class expertise

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AWEsome education

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Our regulators

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Supply chain

The supply chain is crucial to the delivery of our programme. What does it take to be a supplier.

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Local Liaison Committee

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International partners

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Working at AWE

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Before you apply

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How to apply

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Peter Morton, Chief Financial Officer

Peter joined AWE plc in October 2010 as Finance Director. As well as being a member of the AWE plc executive team, Peter’s primary accountability is to lead all aspects of AWE plc’s Financial, Commercial and Business Management (Project Controls) activities. Since joining AWE, Peter’s vision has been to create a strong, capable and diverse team of business professionals - supporting the business in delivering strong performance – continually focusing on value for money solutions.  In recent years he has been involved in most of the key business improvement activities.

Prior to joining AWE, Peter held several senior executive roles, including Finance and Commercial Director for Merseyrail, where he helped lead significant performance improvement.  Prior to this, Peter worked for Serco and Rexam plc.

Peter is a CIMA qualified accountant and has a first class honours degree in Business Studies. He also holds a diploma in Company Direction.

Peter lives in Hampshire with his wife and three children.  He has a keen interest in cycling, and where possible likes to challenge himself each year with some form of overseas challenge.

 

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