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September 2, 2019

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New Chief Executive for HSE takes the reins

Sarah Albon has begun her new role as Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Sarah AlbonMs Albon, the former Inspector General and Chief Executive of the Insolvency Service, joined The Insolvency Service in February 2015, implementing its strategy to improve service to its customers, lower its costs, and further strengthen the UK’s insolvency regime.

As of today (Monday 1 September 2019), she replaces outgoing Acting Chief Executive David Snowball, who has held the post since June 2018 and will be retiring from HSE at the end of the year.

Sarah said that she felt “honoured to have the opportunity to lead the executive of this important and hugely respected regulator.”

Her previous roles in Government include, Director of Strategy and Change at Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service, Director of Civil Family and Legal Aid Policy at the Ministry of Justice, Deputy Director of Criminal Legal Aid Strategy, Ministry of Justice and has also served as principal private secretary to two Lord Chancellors.

She explained what she’ll bring to HSE as the new Chief Executive stating that her “focus will be on continuing to deliver improvements in health and safety performance as our workplaces move into a future with new challenges, new technologies and new opportunities.”

HSE’s Chair, Martin Temple, expressed that “Sarah’s CV speaks for itself and her valuable experience in leading organisations through change, and planning for the future will stand her in good stead leading this world-class regulator of workplace health and safety.”

Follow Sarah on Twitter at @CEO_HSE.

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