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Security Non-Executive Director appointed to the ONR Board

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has appointed Jean Llewellyn OBE as the new Security Non-Executive member to the Board of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

Jean will take up the appointment on 1 October 2020 for a three year term and will Chair ONR’s Security Committee. She was the founder and Chief Executive of the UK National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) for its first 10 years. This followed a career involving senior management, leadership and policy development roles in the private and public sector. In 2018 she was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS).

Jean was actively involved in UK nuclear policy through her membership of the Government’s Nuclear Industry Council and as Chair of the Nuclear Energy Skills Alliance. These partnerships worked to ensure the highest standards of safety and security across the UK nuclear programme.

In 2011 she was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to the Energy Industry and she was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Nuclear Institute in 2010. In 2019 Jean was awarded the Honour of ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite’ in recognition of her collaborative work between the UK and France on nuclear skills development.

The ONR Chair, Mark McAllister, welcomed the new appointment and the wealth of experience Jean will bring to the Board. He also thanked the outgoing ONR Board member, Oona Muirhead CBE, for her sterling work, commitment and dedication over the last six years. Oona will step down on 30 September 2020 on completion of her final term.