The Office for Nuclear Regulation announces new Chief Executive

The Office for Nuclear Regulation announces new Chief executive

The Office for Nuclear Regulation announces new Chief Executive, Adriènne Kelbie

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) confirms the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Adriènne Kelbie

Adriènne Kelbie has been appointed Chief Executive of the UK’s nuclear regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation. Adriènne will take up the appointment on 18 January 2016.

Commenting on the appointment, Nick Baldwin, ONR Chair, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Adriènne as our new Chief Executive and look forward to working with her. Her valuable skills and leadership experience will enable us to continue our work in taking forward our published strategy and building ONR as an enabling and responsive regulator.”

Adriènne said:

“There has never been a greater need for effective regulation, given the growing part that nuclear energy plays in the UK. This is a matter of legitimate public concern, and national security. I’m looking forward to working with the Board and staff to help ONR achieve its vision as an enabling and responsive regulator that ensures industry maintains high standards, controls its hazards effectively and has a culture of continuous improvement.”

Adriènne is currently the Chief Executive of the Disclosure and Barring Service. Prior to this, Adriènne had a varied career including periods as Deputy Chief Executive in a local authority and as Director of Operations responsible for national and international funding at the Big Lottery Fund.

Adriènne will take over from Les Philpott who has been Acting Chief Executive since March 2015.

The Office for Nuclear Regulation is responsible for regulation of nuclear safety and security across the UK. Their mission is to provide efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry, holding it to account on behalf of the public.

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