About The Initiative

Often organisations have high level policies for diversity and inclusion, but what is really needed is practical support for those building and managing teams. IDN aims to provide useful, practical and balanced information and support around diversity and inclusion.


Our Background

Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) is a non-profit industry led organisation. Our aim is to complement the great work and initiatives that are already happening, and to provide support and enablement at an industry level nationwide. 

Specifically, we are :

ADDRESSING all aspects of diversity; SHINING a spotlight on best practice in the UK nuclear industry so that we can see what is working in inclusion and diversity; BRINGING ideas, expertise and lessons learned from other industries and from inclusion and diversity experts; CREATING material, newsletters, workshops and events that are open to everyone in our sector; PROVIDING a safe space for people to share information, ask questions and learn

There are around 64,000 people working in the UK nuclear industry today. On average, a team leader or manager has 6 direct reports, which means that there are around 11,000 people in the UK nuclear industry at the front line in terms of building teams, defining job roles, creating job descriptions, interviewing and making hiring decisions. This initiative is for these 11,000 people.

Often organisations have high level policies for diversity and inclusion, but what is really needed is practical support for those building and managing teams. We have set up this initiative for people managers within the UK nuclear industry to share ideas and experiences, ask questions and work together to achieve diversity and inclusion. It aims to provide useful, practical and balanced information and support around diversity and inclusion. 

We are fortunate to be living in a time where the benefits of diversity within the workplace are beginning to be realised and appreciated. However, achieving diversity and maintaining an inclusive culture within organisations is very much a work in progress and there are many different, and some opposing, views and perspectives on the topic.

We are currently building a directory of resources for those at every level of their EDI journey. We also regularly issue a newsletter, with each issue focusing on a different topic pertaining to EDI. We host annual conferences, workshops and webinars aimed at raising the level of conversation around a number of EDI topics.

By sharing information and best practices from the nuclear industry as well as from other industries, we aim to demystify and remove some of the nervousness often felt when approaching EDI.

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Our 2021 Industry Partners

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Meet the Team

Callum Thomas (he/him)

Monica Mwanje (she/her)

Valeria Saddi (she/her)

Callum Thomas, Our Co-Founder
Monica Mwanje, Our Co-Founder
This is a coloured picture of Val Saddi. Val has shoulder-height golden brown curly hair. She is wearing a mesh top with a black vest underneath. She is also wearing a striped blazer, with orange, brown and white stripes alternating. Val is a white mediterranean woman with olive skin. She has dark brown eyes, a straight nose, plump pink lips. She is smiling in this picture.

Callum Thomas (he/him)

Callum Thomas, Our Co-Founder

Co-founder

Callum Thomas is the founder and CEO of Thomas Thor Associates, a recruitment, executive search and HR consulting organisation dedicated exclusively to the global nuclear industry and with offices across Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Monica Mwanje (she/her)

Monica Mwanje, Our Co-Founder

Co-founder

Monica Mwanje is the founder and Managing Director of MM Creative Solutions, a specialist Management Consultancy providing: Bid, Business Development and Strategic Support services to organisations seeking growth in the nuclear industry.

Valeria Saddi (she/her)

This is a coloured picture of Val Saddi. Val has shoulder-height golden brown curly hair. She is wearing a mesh top with a black vest underneath. She is also wearing a striped blazer, with orange, brown and white stripes alternating. Val is a white mediterranean woman with olive skin. She has dark brown eyes, a straight nose, plump pink lips. She is smiling in this picture.

Operations Lead

Valeria Saddi (Val) is a BSc International Business Management graduate from Bristol University. 

Within the initiative, Val is responsible for running daily operations, including organising events and  managing marketing and communications.

Co-founder

Callum Thomas is the founder and CEO of Thomas Thor Associates, a recruitment, executive search and HR consulting organisation dedicated exclusively to the global nuclear industry and with offices across Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Co-founder

Monica Mwanje is the founder and Managing Director of MM Creative Solutions, a specialist Management Consultancy providing: Bid, Business Development and Strategic Support services to organisations seeking growth in the nuclear industry.

Operations Lead

Valeria Saddi (Val) is a BSc International Business Management graduate from Bristol University. 

Within the initiative, she is responsible for running daily operations, including organising events and  managing marketing and communications.