Kirsty Gogan

Founding Director and Co-CEO

Kirsty Gogan is an internationally sought-after strategic advisor to governments, industry, academic networks and non-profit organizations on nuclear competitiveness, hydrogen, innovation and deep decarbonization. Ms. Gogan is co-founder, with Eric Ingersoll, of Terra Praxis, a non-profit organization developing scalable strategies for advanced nuclear energy to contribute to energy security and decarbonisation goals. She is also managing partner of LucidCatalyst, a highly specialized international consultancy focused on large-scale, affordable, market-based decarbonization of the global economy. LucidCatalyst produced the widely cited Energy Technologies Institute Nuclear Cost Drivers Study, and was commissioned by ARPA-E to conduct a study on Cost and Performance Requirements for Flexible Advanced Nuclear Plants in Future U.S. Power Markets.

Ms. Gogan is one of the longest serving members of the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB).‍ She co-founded one of the world’s first pro-nuclear environmental organizations, Energy for Humanity (EFH), focused on decarbonization and energy access. She also serves on the Board of the US Nuclear Innovation Alliance, as well as the French NGO, Voices for Nuclear. The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed her to serve on the committee that led to the publication of the landmark report: Laying the Foundation for New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States (2023). International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Grossi also appointed Ms. Gogan to be the UK representative on the IAEA Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Applications.

Previously, Ms. Gogan had senior positions in the UK Government, including 10 Downing St, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and Department of Energy and Climate Change, where she ran the national public consultation on nuclear new build, reviewed the national communications response to Fukushima and, as Deputy Head of Civil Nuclear Security, revised the national guidance for civil nuclear emergency planning and response.