Judith Pomfret

Judith has recently taken on a new role as Business Development Manager for Cavendish Nuclear.

After graduating with a business studies degree from Sheffield Hallam University in 2002, she started her career in global banking working for Citi Financial as a business analyst. She has grown into a highly skilled Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) and graduate from Cabinet Office’s Project Leadership Programme (PLP) and has spent the last 17 years in the nuclear industry holding a range of leadership roles covering programme and project delivery, risk-based assurance, strategy development and business development and has worked for government, client and contracting organisations throughout this time.

She first joined the sector in 2005 following a move back to West Cumbria, and has always been passionate about leading by example, inspiring people to be the best they can be and championing both stem and non-stem careers in the nuclear industry. She is driven by making a difference and focuses on building relationships and breaking down barriers to promote collaboration to clear up the nuclear legacy safely for future generations and whilst delivering value to local communities. She joined the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in 2012 to play a more significant role in this mission, particularly with its relevance in West Cumbria.

Throughout her career her priority focus has been on building collaborative relationships and bringing diverse people together across multiple organisations and disciplines to do the right thing. Judith believes we can achieve greater things collaboratively together and this is evident through her successes. She prides herself on her authenticity and is highly respected across a largely male dominated sector. She is recognized at all levels for her professionalism and natural approach to building relationships, developing complex stakeholder networks, acknowledging the value in people and listening to others. She has gained trust and respect across multiple organisations in both the public and private sector with a wide and hugely diverse network built up over time.

She is passionate about giving back both in her profession and personally and was an accredited IPA reviewer assuring public sector programmes, and with her passion and enthusiasm continues to champion and inspire colleagues including early career professionals to be the best they can be. She recently led a team in Mott MacDonald to support a local initiative BrightStars in Cumbria for the first time, which supports local primary schools to run an 8 week initiative in her area, teaching children about the world of business and recognising them as the leaders of the future.

She has always been dedicated to helping people and has held additional roles throughout her career as a first aider, mental health first aider, Safety Representative and well-being champion. She is also a member of Women in Nuclear and a mentor.

Outside of work Judith loves live music, playing a variety of musical instruments, fitness and spending time outdoors with her family and partner. Judith’s most important role and the one she is most proud of, is being a mother to her two children.