Jonathon Porritt becomes Patron of Nuclear Information Service

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Nuclear Information Service (NIS) is delighted to announce that Jonathon Porritt has agreed to become a Patron of our organisation.

Jonathon will be the first of our Patrons, and will assist in raising NIS's profile, developing our networks, and acting as a figurehead for the organisation.  

Jonathon is a co-founder of Forum for the Future, former director of Friends of the Earth UK (1984 – 1990), and a former co-chair of the Green Party (1980 – 1983).  He stood down as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission in July 2009 after nine years of providing high-level advice to government ministers, and was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012.  Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.

Jonathon Porritt commented, "I am delighted to have become Patron of Nuclear Information Service.  I am looking forward to acting as an ambassador for NIS, who occupy a unique place in the nuclear disarmament arena by providing high quality, carefully researched information on nuclear weapons and related activities which is highly valued by the whole of the sector ".

Pete Wilkinson, NIS Director, said "We are very excited to be able to call on the expertise and patronage of Jonathon Porritt who is a leading figure and commentator on environmental issues including nuclear disarmament."

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