Office for Nuclear Regulation

New Non-Executive Director appointed to ONR Board

8 January, 2024

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Minister for Pensions has appointed Roger Hardy as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of the Office for Nuclear Regulation on a five-year term.

Roger is a qualified engineer and has extensive senior leadership experience in the defence, nuclear and aviation industries.

His executive career began at Babcock in the naval and civil nuclear programmes and previous roles have included managing both Devonport and Dounreay, two of the UK’s most complex nuclear licensed sites.

As a divisional Chief Executive at Babcock, Roger transferred into defence and security and then into aviation, which included leading Europe’s largest air ambulance operator and a fleet of over 500 aircraft.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of a privately owned aerospace and defence company and is the Non-Executive Chair of a technical textiles manufacturer.

Roger will take up his appointment on 1 February 2024 and will replace Dame Sue Gray who will step down as Interim Non-Executive Director on 31 January 2024. We would like to thank Sue for her support and commitment to ONR over the last 12 months.