Dale is a Consultant Specialist – Nuclear Energy and Infrastructure, joining Clarke Willmott in August 2018.
Dale will be working closely with Zoe Stollard, Partner in our Bristol Construction team, and Simon Smith, Partner in the Corporate team, to maximise opportunities at Hinkley Point C and the emerging new nuclear power sector. The vision is that Clarke Willmott will become a leading provider of Tier 1 and SME legal advice for new nuclear and UK infrastructure programmes. In addition he will be working alongside specialists in the Employment, Planning, and Commercial Property team.
Dale’s most recent background is that he held the position of Chief Executive at Somerset Chamber of Commerce, for over two and half years. During that time Dale was heavily involved in the Hinkley Supply Chain giving him a wealth of knowledge and contacts. As part of EDF Energy procurement strategy, EDF partnered with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce to manage the Hinkley Supply Chain delivering a solution for EDF and its contractors by engaging with 4000 South West and South Wales businesses that want to become part of the supply chain.
Dale’s principal areas of focus are:
create and support the strategic view of the UK nuclear energy sector;
develop and grow existing client relationships;
identify and engage with future clients;
facilitate the introduction of key strategic relationships;
act as an ambassador for Hinkley Point C and future new nuclear power plants; and
ensure partners and staff are aware of nuclear energy opportunities.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Dale’s career centred in commercial financial services, holding senior positions at Abbey Business and Hitachi Capital PLC, before relocating to the West Country, having been chosen to lead the work of Exeter Leukaemia Fund as its Chief Executive in 2008.
Dale is also a Governor of Strode College in Street, Somerset.