John Jenkins has been formally appointed as permanent Chief Executive Officer at ONR from 1 June 2013.
The appointment was recommended by ONR’s Board and approved by Ministers at both the Department for Energy and Climate Change, and Department of Work and Pensions. It marks a significant step in ONR’s move to a public corporation.
Nick Baldwin extended his congratulations on the appointment saying:
“I look forward to working with John as ONR moves successfully towards its journey as an independent Statutory Corporation, to deliver truly world-class safety and security regulation.”
This is a restructured role which positions the CEO as sole executive head of ONR and line manager of the Chief Nuclear Inspector. It forms part of the process of achieving the necessary adjustments to bring into being the statutory ONR as a modern, effective regulator at arm’s length from Government.