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ONR announces new Chief Executive

Adriènne Kelbie

Adriènne Kelbie has been appointed Chief Executive of the UK’s nuclear regulator. 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.