Amentum is always proud to highlight individual team members, focus on specific roles or emphasise topic areas that align with our activities, value structure or beliefs. The company is delighted to shine a spotlight on our Leadership team across the pond in the UK, starting with Senior Vice President and International Sector Lead for Amentum’s Environment & Energy (E&E) Strategic Business Unit, David Batters.
David manages the E&E International sector and serves as Chair of Amentum (UK) Limited, which manages a 10-year partnership contract at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston, supports the decommissioning mission at the Dounreay Site in Scotland and provides technical support for the Geological Disposal Facility programme in the UK. He also oversees E&E’s Japanese activities and is responsible for new growth avenues in UK, Europe, and Asia.
David is a natural business leader and an experienced board member as both an Executive and Non-Executive Director and Chair. With a strong emphasis on supporting people, David is a mental health first aider and actively promotes mental health and wellbeing for the Amentum team and family. This is part of the relentless drive for Amentum to be recognised as a great place to work with an inclusive culture and recognition of the strengths of individuals within teams. David has a background in accountancy and has operated in the nuclear decommissioning industry for over 10 years. Before joining Amentum, David spent 9 years as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and main Board Director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority with responsibility for a £3.3bn p.a. budget. He also held the role of Chairman of Radioactive Waste Management Limited from 2016-2018.
David’s previous experience includes the role of Finance Director for various BAE Systems divisions and companies with time spent in Europe, Saudi Arabia, India, and Southern Africa. He has expertise in strategy business growth, acquisitions and mergers, the creation of joint ventures and the disposal of companies.