Fire/Explosion Protection

British Safety Regulator Gets New Head

By Chemical Processing Staff

Nov 13, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Bootle, U.K., which is the U.K.’s workplace health and safety regulator, has named Richard Judge as its chief executive, effective this month.  He had been chief executive of the Insolvency Service, a U.K. government agency that handles compulsory corporate liquidations, and previously worked in science and technology groups related to the nuclear, rail and environmental sectors. He is a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.

“I am delighted to welcome Richard as our new chief executive and look forward to working with him. His valuable, considerable experience in both the public and private sector is a perfect fit for HSE, enabling us to take forward our commercial agenda whilst also ensuring we can build on our standing as a world-class regulator of workplace health and safety,” commented Judith Hackitt, HSE Chair.