Hergen is the founder and Managing Director of Nuclear Futures Limited providing independent advice and support in the field of Civil Nuclear Energy in the context of wider UK, EU and international energy and industrial policy frameworks.
His client list ranges from SMR vendors, Utilities, global engineering and design consultancies to nuclear owner/operators.
Hergen has spent over 15 years in the UK Civil Service with senior roles at the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department for Business and Innovation (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of which more than 10 years where focused on the UK energy and nuclear sector.
In 2010, he was appointed Head of Nuclear New Build at the Office for Nuclear Development (OND). In 2013, he was made Chief Executive (OND) until his departure in June 2015.
At the Office for Nuclear Development, Hergen served as lead advisor to the UK Government on civil nuclear policy and was the responsible project leader for the UK Nuclear New Build Programme – one of the top 20 UK Government major infrastructure projects.