A HIGH-FLYING Sellafield boss will help educate the next generation of business leaders after being appointed as a professor at the University of Cumbria.

Dr John Sidney, the head of supply chain solutions at the nuclear site on Cumbria's west coast, has been appointed as the professor of practice at the University’s Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership.
He will take up the full-time position this month
The role involves the study of supply chain and logistics and John will work to improve the curriculum, experience and university environment.
Professor Julie Mennell, vice chancellor of the University of Cumbria said: "We are delighted to appoint Dr Sidney as a professor of practice. 
"He brings a wealth of highly relevant experience and skills to our university which will help to strengthen further our ability to address industry and employers’ needs, both across Cumbria and beyond."
John, has previously held a number of commercial roles within Sellafield Ltd.
He's also contributed to the social and economic development of the local community, including other roles in education, for instance as a champion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a governor of Furness College.
He's also a chair of Young Enterprise and the leadership development charity Common Purpose.
He said: "This appointment is testament to the diversity of opportunities for development at Sellafield Ltd. 
"I can’t think of a better environment for a curious mind to thrive. 
"I’d like to thank all those people who have helped me understand the complexity of the nuclear industry.
"This new challenge, based in West Cumbria, is a great opportunity to help build capacity and capability in supply chain management to support economic growth and high-quality employment."
According to the university's website, the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership has graduate and post-graduate courses ranging from policing, law, business, criminology and tourism.