Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

12 Oct 2020

Adriènne Kelbie appointed a CBE


Office for Nuclear Regulation's (ONR) Chief Executive, Adriènne Kelbie, has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, for services to the nuclear industry and to diversity and inclusion.

Mark McAllister, Chair of the ONR Board, said:
“Adriènne is an inspirational and transformational leader and I am delighted that her contributions have been recognised by Her Majesty in this way, reflecting her personal drive and commitment to make a tangible difference.

“Over the last four years, Adriènne has seen ONR through significant change and culture shifts, driving significant improvements for the organisation, our staff and our stakeholders, as well as providing visible leadership in promoting the gender balance agenda in the industry.

“On behalf of the ONR Board, Senior Leadership Team and staff, I would like to offer Adriènne our warmest congratulations on this appointment”.

Adriènne said:
“This honour is a tribute to the ONR team and all others who work tirelessly to create amore inclusive world and safe nuclear sector, as well as those on the long and sometimes arduous journey of leadership and self-development.

“Inclusion goes hand in hand with safety, because diverse teams are essential to improve decision making – therefore it’s a non-negotiable in nuclear.  That’s why, as Chief Executive of ONR, I’ve been personally committed to visibly drive the inclusion agenda and encourage others to do so too.

“To be appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) is an accolade for which I am enormously grateful; it strengthens my commitment to continue to inspire others to be their biggest, best, boldest selves – and change our world for the better.”

Adriènne recently featured on the 'Are We Nearly There Yet?' Podcast, where she was interviewed about her fascinating career journey and why stepping out of your comfort zone is so important. Listen now.

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