Sean Morris has been Secretary of the NFLA since November 2008. Previously, Sean has been the NFLA English Forum Secretary from 1999 up to the present day. Sean has a Masters degree in the Politics of International Resources and Development from Leeds University. He worked with Leeds City Council from 1994–2008, first in the Environment Department and then as Emergency Planning Officer in the Peace and Emergency Planning Unit. Sean initiated the Leeds City Centre Evacuation Plan and the Leeds Business Continuity Planning Network. He was recently chair of the West Yorkshire CBRN planning group.
During his time in the Peace and Emergency Planning Unit, Sean was the Secretary of the Council’s Peacelink liasion group, the Secretary of the independent Menwith Hill Forum, the Council’s representative with the Leeds Together for Peace festival and the Council’s link with the local branch of the Chernobyl Children’s Project. He has worked with Leeds Metropolitan University to develop the Leeds International Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture with recent lectures given by the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Professor Paul Rogers, the actor Patrick Stewart and Senator George Mitchell.
Sean has worked closely with the NFLA Secretariat to develop a large number of NFLA reports, meetings and seminars, including the 2006 NFLA Annual Conference and a unique meeting of the Mayors for Peace Forum in 2003. Sean aims to ensure NFLA is at the centre of the nuclear policy agenda and responsive to the needs of local government at an important time in the nuclear debate.
NFLA Policy Adviser
Pete Roche is an energy consultant based in Edinburgh and policy adviser to the Scottish NFLA, and the National Steering Committee of UK NFLA. He has an honours degree in Ecological Sciences from Edinburgh University.
Pete was co-founder of the Scottish Campaign to Resist the Atomic Menace (SCRAM) in 1976, which organised some of the largest anti-nuclear power demonstrations in the UK at the Torness nuclear station outside Edinburgh in the 1970s and 80s. For 30 years, he has worked on environmental matters as campaigner, and on energy efficiency matters, both as an installer and as a consultant.
Pete has represented Greenpeace at international and national fora, including OSPAR, IMO, and UN meetings, and the BNFL National Stakeholder Dialogue in the UK. He was also a member of the Government’s Committee Examining Radiation Risks of Internal Emitters, and acted as a consultant for CoRWM. More recently he has been assisting in the Scottish Parliament with a Member’s Bill on Energy Efficiency and Microgeneration.
Mayors for Peace Development Adviser
Peter Burt works as a consultant on environmental and disarmament issues. His background is in the biological sciences and in the 1990s he worked in the water industry before moving to work in the Faculty of Environmental Management at Prince of Songkhla University, the main university in Southern Thailand. Since returning from Thailand he has undertaken work for Nuclear Free Local Authorities, Nuclear Information Service, and Slough Borough Council among others.