Stephen was appointed Chairman in January 2016, having previously served on the Board as a Non-Executive Director.
He is Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee at Balfour Beatty plc and a Trustee of the UK charity, Leonard Cheshire.
Stephen’s previous roles include Chief Financial Officer of British Energy Group plc (the UK nuclear power station operator, now part of EDF), Chief Financial Officer of WS Atkins plc, Executive Chairman of Punch Taverns plc, and the Chairman of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Anglian Water Group.
He holds an honorary DSc from Aston University and in 2019 was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Chief Executive Officer
Boris Schucht has been the Chief Executive Officer of Urenco Limited since May 2019.
Boris has amassed around 30 years of experience in the energy sector and has been dedicated to supporting measures to address climate change and the clean-energy transition throughout his 18 year career as an executive.
At Urenco, he is a proponent for supporting and evolving the global nuclear fuel cycle, which continues to play an important role in decarbonising the world’s energy supply. He also currently serves as a Director of the World Nuclear Association (WNA).
Before joining Urenco, Boris was the CEO of 50Hertz, the North-East German Transmission System Operator, for just under a decade. Simultaneously he served as a board member for respective organisations concerned with the energy transition, such as the German section of the World Energy Council.
Utilising his years of experience in infrastructure and regulated businesses, Boris has also sat on several supervisory boards as a non-executive, including the regional energy provider Stadtwerke Rostock AG and the Berlin Airport operator Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. He continues to sit on the supervisory board of airport operator Flughafen Wien AG, which runs Vienna and Malta Airports.
Chief Financial Officer
Ralf has been Chief Financial Officer of Urenco Limited since 2014.He joined Urenco from NXP Semiconductors N.V., where he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to this, Ralf served as Alcatel-Lucent’s Chief Financial Officer for the Asia Pacific Region, based in Shanghai, and its Global Head of Trade and Project Finance, based in Paris.
Ralf started his career in banking, with ABN AMRO. He holds an MSc in economics and an LLM in business law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee
Frank joined the Urenco Board in November 2014.
After completing a PhD in physics at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, he joined McKinsey & Company Inc. in 1996.
In 2001, he became Director of Strategy and Quality Management at RWE Systems. In 2005, he was appointed Director of Corporate Planning and Controlling at RWE Power AG, before becoming Vice President Controlling Group of RWE AG. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Chief Financial Officer of RWE npower plc in Swindon, UK. From 2013 to 2017, Frank was Chief Financial Officer of RWE Power AG and RWE Generation SE. Since January 2018, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of RWE Power AG.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee
Mel joined the Urenco Board in October 2018. He has served as Chief Executive Officer at TenneT Holding B.V., Managing Director at Hooge Huys Verzekeringen N.V., Deputy Chair of the Executive Board of SNS Reaal Insurance and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Port of Rotterdam, Koole and VGZ.
Mel currently serves as Chair of the Supervisory Board at Ultra-Centrifuge Nederland N.V, Member of the Board Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Eneco Groep N.V., Chairman of the Supervisory Board Attero B.V., Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board TKH Group N.V., Member of the Supervisory Board Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), Member of the Supervisory Board KVSA B.V., Member of the Supervisory Board at Montel A.S., Chair of the Advisory Board at Giga Storage B.V., Advisor to Improved B.V. and Advisor to Mitsubishi Corporation.
Alan joined the Urenco Board in February 2015.
He is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at E.ON SE, based in Essen, Germany. Alan is also responsible for managing E.ON’s shareholdings in Urenco, as well as several other of E.ON's shareholdings, including Nordstream 1 and BTC Power in the US. Alan has over 30 years’ experience in the energy and utilities sector and began his current role in 2010, prior to which he was responsible for Strategy and M&A at E.ON’s UK subsidiary.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Sustainability Committee
Justin joined the Urenco Board in January 2016. Justin was interim Chief Executive and prior to that Deputy Chief Executive of UK Government Investments (UKGI), a company wholly-owned by HM Treasury, and a board member of UK Export Finance. Justin was a Managing Director and Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley from 1996 to 2013 based in New York and London.
He is a board member of Enrichment Investments Limited and Enrichment Holdings Ltd and of Gasrec Ltd where he is Chair of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.
Michael was appointed Non-Executive Director of Urenco Limited and joined the Urenco Board in October 2021.
Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was Executive Director at Caliburn, a leading independent investment bank in Australia, and Director at Credit Suisse First Boston/BZW.
He has held a number of executive roles in UK Government, including as Head of Governance/Portfolio at UK Government Investments (part of HM Treasury) where he was responsible for the commercial management of Government owned assets, including the British Business Bank and Channel 4.
Michael is currently a Non-Executive Director of Network Rail and a Director of Great British Railways Transition Team Limited, and has been a Non-Executive Director of several organisations, including Porton Biopharma, Ordnance Survey, the Met Office and Working Links, and served on the investment committee for a charity for civil servants.
Renee joined the Urenco Board in October 2023. Her senior Dutch Government positions have included being the Dutch Ambassador to the USA and to Russia; Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Ambassador at Large for Human Rights. Her Board positions during her Foreign Service career included the Board of Trustees of the Roosevelt Study Centre; the Board of Directors of the World Resource Institute and the Supervisory Board of the LUMC (University Hospital in Leiden). She has also been a Special Envoy on Medical Isotopes for the Ministry of Health of the Netherlands.
Renee’s current Board positions include: Chair of the Supervisory Board of Museum Hermitage Amsterdam; Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Boskalis Westminster; Advisor Geopolitical affairs Rijk Zwaan company; Chair of the Supervisory Board of Investico and member of the Advisory Board of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies.