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Profile of Dame Judith Hackitt DBE

HSE Chair

Judith Hackitt CBEDame Judith was appointed as Chair in 1 October 2007 for a term of 5 years and reappointed in October 2012. She previously served as a Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was made a Dame in the 2015/6 New Year Honours for services to health and safety and engineering in particular for being a role model for young women.  She was awarded a CBE in 2006.

Dame Judith is a chemical engineer and graduated from Imperial College in 1975. She worked in the chemicals manufacturing industry for 23 years before joining the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in 1998.  She became Director General of CIA (from 2002-2005) and then worked in Brussels for the European Chemical Industry Association (CEFIC).

Dame Judith is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a member of council.  She was President of IChemE from May 2013 to May 2014.  She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2010.

Dame Judith is also a senior non-executive director and trustee of the Energy Saving Trust and  a non-Exec director of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.  

Register of interests

1 Companies, partnerships, trusts or other bodies of which you are a paid employee. Energy Saving Trust and High Value Manufacturing Catapult
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
Updated 2016-01-05