The ONR Board's role is to provide leadership, set strategy, agree the overarching policy framework within which ONR operates as a regulator, agree and monitor resources and performance and ensure good governance. The Board is chaired by Nick Baldwin under the terms of ONR’s framework document. ONR's corporate governance structure is set out in the corporate governance document.
Nick was, until July 2002, the chief executive of Powergen, having joined the firm in 1989 and having held a series of board-level and senior management positions. Prior to taking up the role of Interim Chair of ONR, he was a non-executive director of Scottish and Southern Energy and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. He is the Chair of Sanctuary Housing Group, and the Chair of Ambitious About Autism. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Director, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a Member of the Institute of Energy.
Jonathan Baume was until recently General Secretary and Chief Executive of the FDA, a trade union and professional organisation representing senior public sector managers. He is currently one of eleven Civil Service Commissioners and a member of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), Council representing employee interests. He has held a number of lay and representative posts in the trade union movement in a career spanning almost 40 years, including a role at the TUC in policy development on employment law and diversity.
Kevin Myers is HSE's Deputy Chief Executive. He is also a member of HSE's Senior Management Team.
Steve Bundred is a non-executive member of the ONR Board and, chair of its Audit Committee. His previous non-executive roles have included chairmanship of Monitor, the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts, and of the Higher Education Regulation Review Group. He has also held several other ministerial appointments and was Deputy Pro-Chancellor of City University until 2009. He is an accountant by profession and has been chief executive of the Audit Commission (from 2003-2010), the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government, and the London Borough of Camden – of which he was before that Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive.
John Crackett was appointed as a non-executive board member of the Office of Nuclear Regulation in July 2011. Previously John was Managing Director of Central Networks – the UK’s second-largest distributor of electricity - and also E.ON UK Board member responsible for Safety, Health and Environment. John is a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of two professional institutions. His career has spanned power station design, project management, operational management; and running generation, business services, IT, energy services and distribution businesses. His other interests include being a trustee of sustainable energy and social housing charities, and advising the MOD on electricity generation and distribution.
From 2008-11, Liz was the Director of the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), which is responsible for providing advice on security issues (physical, personnel and information/cyber) to the nine sectors of the UK critical national infrastructure, including energy. She was a member of various director level industry groups and worked with international counterparts in Europe, North America and Australasia. As chair or member of various interdepartmental committees, she also worked with a range of government departments and agencies and the devolved administrations. Before becoming Director CPNI, Liz was a departmental HR director, responsible for training, recruitment, health and safety, as well as HR operations.
John Jenkins is ONR's Chief Executive Officer. After 25 years in the private sector, he joined the ONR Board as an Executive member. John is responsible for the delivery of the Board's agenda and for leading ONR as it anticipates and rises to the challenge of a changing industry and pubic expectation. John is a chartered civil engineer.
Les Philpott was appointed Deputy Chief Executive at ONR on 27 March 2013. Les supports the CEO in his leadership of ONR, and also leads ONR's corporate functions. He is an Executive member of the ONR Board and his role incorporates the Director of Finance and Corporate services role. Les is a Chartered Accountant (public finance) and has wide experience in public management, including policy formulation and advice to Ministers, finance and human resource management, and large scale public purchasing and supply. Les has nearly 40 years experience in central Government, having served in the Departments of Employment, Environment and Transport, and in HSE.
Dr Andy Hall joined Health and Safety Executive’s Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) in 1988 having previously worked at the UK Atomic Energy Authority undertaking research and technical analysis (including analysis of the Chernobyl accident). He has a range of experience in technical assessment, site inspection and policy work on international harmonization of nuclear safety standards. As a Deputy Chief Inspector he headed up several different Nuclear Directorates and led ONR’s technical activities to learn lessons from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. He was appointed as ONR’s Chief Nuclear Inspector in December 2013.
He was educated at the University of Oxford, having undertaken seven years post-graduate and post-doctoral research in theoretical astrophysics and where he was elected a Research Fellow and Member of the Governing Body of St. Edmund Hall.