Press Release - 3 October 2021

The team at Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear (IDN) is delighted to announce the promotion of our colleague Valeria (Val) Saddi to the role of Operations Lead.

Val joined our team as a part-time intern in February 2020, while in her final year studying BSc International Business Management at Bristol University. After graduating with first class honours in July 2020, she joined IDN as Project Lead. Since then, Val has led several projects within IDN, including creating our new website, organising several webinars, and running our comms strategy. Val is also an accredited member of the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Our focus in 2022 will be to continue with the activities we are running aimed at educating and connecting people, providing the ideas, motivation and support required to achieve meaningful change across the nuclear industry in the UK. We also aim to become an independent organisation, a change which will put us in a better position to grow and increase our contribution to the nuclear industry. With Val moving into an operational role, we are now ready to achieve bigger and better things.

Since day 1 Val has been a proactive, hardworking member of the IDN team. Her work has been integral to the success the initiative has achieved. We are delighted that Val remains on board with IDN as it begins the next stage of its journey and becomes an independent organisation.

Monica Mwanje, co-founder

I am delighted that Val will be in the Operations Lead role as IDN starts the next chapter on the journey to drive meaningful change. Her appointment is great news for IDN and for the UK nuclear sector.

Callum Thomas, co-founder

About Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear

Inclusion and Diversity in Nuclear is a not-for-profit initiative that was founded in 2019 by Monica Mwanje and Callum Thomas. The initiative aims to provide useful, practical and balanced information, as well as support around inclusion and diversity. It provides a space for leaders, managers and individuals within the nuclear industry to share ideas and experiences, ask questions and work together to drive a more inclusive working culture. You can also follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Please direct any queries to