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August 21, 2014

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New chief executive of HSE announced

Dr Richard Judge has been appointed chief executive of the Health and Safety Executive, it has been announced.
Richard will take over from Kevin Myers, who has been acting chief executive since August 2013, when Geoffrey Podger stepped down after eight years.
Richard is currently chief executive of the Insolvency Service. He is a chartered engineer and has had a varied career in science and technology organisations spanning nuclear, rail and environmental sectors.
Commenting on the appointment, Judith Hackitt, HSE Chair said: “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 while also ensuring we can build on our standing as a world-class regulator of health and safety.”
Richard Judge said: “This is a great opportunity to lead the executive of a renowned and respected regulator that will soon celebrate its 40th year. I look forward to working with my new HSE colleagues, and with everyone who has a stake in delivering further improvements in Britain’s health and safety performance.”

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