Judith was first in appointed in 1 October 2007 for a term of 5 years and was reappointed as Chair of HSE for a further 3 years from October 2012. Judith previously served as a Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was awarded her CBE for services to health and safety.
Judith began her working career in 1975 with Exxon Chemicals where she spent 15 years in various process management roles. She was subsequently European Operations Director of a speciality pigments business before becoming Group Risk Manager with worldwide responsibility for health and safety, insurance and litigation. She then moved to the Chemical Industries Association where she became Director General (from 2002-2005) and then worked in Brussels for the European Chemical Industry Association (CEFIC).
Judith trained as a Chemical Engineer at Imperial College, London and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a member of council. She will become President of IChemE in May 2013. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2010.
Judith is senior non-executive director of the Energy Saving Trust and was previously a non-executive director of Oxfordshire Health Authority.
She is not engaged in any political activity.
|1||Companies, partnerships, trusts or other bodies of which you are a paid employee.||Energy Saving Trust|
|2||Companies and organisations in which you or your family or close associates:|
|a) has/have a controlling interest, or||Nil|
|b) is/ are a Director or Partner, or||Nil|
|c) has/have shares or securities with a nominal value of more than £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issues share capital, and||Nil|
|d) could be involved in the supply of goods or services to, or have business dealings with the HSE||Nil|
|3||Non-profit making organisations (e.g. charities, housing associations) where you or your close family are Trustees, or on the Committee of Management or other controlling body and which might receive grants, carry out activities designed to promote or develop the organisation, or have other significant dealings with the HSE||Council member of Institution of Chemical Engineer
|4||Any land or property in which a member has a direct interest and is clearly within HSE's sphere of activities.||Nil|
|5||Membership of local authorities, health authorities and trusts, the Magistrates Bench, and relevant voluntary sector bodies.||Nil|