Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Acting Chief Executive intends to leave ONR

12 January, 2016

ONR has announced today that Acting Chief Executive, Les Philpott, intends to leave ONR in April 2016.

In a message to ONR staff, ONR Chair Nick Baldwin said:

“I am announcing today that Acting Chief Executive and ONR Accounting Officer, Les Philpott, intends to leave ONR in April 2016. I want to put on record the Board and my personal thanks for the accomplishments that have been achieved under Les’s leadership since he joined the then Nuclear Directorate of HSE in 2009. He has made a huge contribution to nuclear regulation, especially in setting up ONR as a new independent statutory regulator from 1 April 2014, and in running ONR in the role of Chief Executive this past year. On behalf of all of us, I want to wish Les good fortune for the future”.

Les Philpott will be succeeded by Adrienne Kelbie on 18 January 2016, who has been recruited to the role of ONR Chief Executive via an open competition.