Dr Andy Hall, the first Chief Nuclear Inspector to hold this statutory office, created by the Energy Act 2013, has announced his decision to retire from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 8 November 2015. Until his retirement, Dr Hall is taking a period of compassionate leave for personal reasons.
The ONR Board, with the approval of the Secretary of State, has appointed Dr Richard Savage as Acting Chief Nuclear Inspector, pending a competition to fill the role on a permanent basis. Richard was previously Head of the Ministry of Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator before joining ONR in his current role as a Deputy Chief Nuclear Inspector.
ONR Chair, Nick Baldwin said:
“On behalf of the ONR Board, I want to thank Andy Hall for his valued public service, not only as the very first Chief Nuclear Inspector to occupy this statutory office, created by the Energy Act 2013, but also throughout his career. Andy has earned great respect for his significant contribution to nuclear regulation both across the UK nuclear sector and also in the international arena, and he will be very much missed. We wish him well in retirement.”