Dominic Bethencourt-Smith

UK PONI Advisory Board Member


Dominic heads the strategic services team at AWE, responsible for developing strategy on behalf of the Executive, improving strategic stakeholder relationships and analysis of political and geo-political impacts on AWE’s work. He has worked there since 2017, following a career in business development in education, health and defence, and has engaged with UK PONI since entering the defence nuclear sector.

During AWE’s transition to becoming a Non-Departmental Public Body, Dominic worked with the MOD to overcome cultural and relationship challenges to integration, which were covered at a previous UK PONI conference. Dominic sponsors the Broader Perspectives on Nuclear Issues group at AWE, which support early and mid career participants to contribute to UK PONI.