The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has announced plans to align its leadership structure to other nuclear regulators around the world with a new combined post of chief nuclear inspector and chief executive. CNI Mark Foy will take up the new combined post, subject to detailed government approvals. A new senior regulatory role, executive director of operations/deputy chief inspector, will also be established. The exact timescales have yet to be confirmed, but the changes will come into effect later in 2021. Under existing contractual arrangements, current CEO Adriènne Kelbie was always expected to step down as her extended term of office comes to an end in January 2022, the ONR said. The change reflects ONR’s successful transition into a mature and high performing organisation since becoming an independent public corporation in 2014 and, since then, ONR has established and developed the organisational functions and systems required of a standalone corporate body, it added.
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