IWF South Africa member, Tina Eboka, Group MD of the NTP Group of companies, a subsidiary of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), has been appointed as vice-chair of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency High-level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR).
The appointment was announced during the bi-annual meeting of the HLG-MR that took place in Paris from 19-21 July. Mrs Eboka, who has headed the NTP Group since June 2014, is the first South African to be elected to this role. At the same meeting, Rilla Hamilton of the United States’ National Nuclear Security Administration was elected as the HLG-MR chair.
Mrs Eboka’s election as vice-chair also marks the first time that a major isotope producer has been chosen to serve in the HLG-MR executive.
“This is more than just a great honour for South Africa,” says NTP Board Chair, Dr Namane Magau. “It signals that isotope producers – who carry the industry – should not take secondary roles in guiding the industry. Mrs Eboka’s appointment is a real acknowledgement of NTP Group’s role in global leadership.”