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New chief executive for Electrical Safety First

20 November 2019

ELECTRICAL SAFETY First has announced its appointment of Lesley Rudd as its new chief executive.

Lesley currently heads-up the Sustainable Energy Association and has worked for over 30 years in the energy sector.  Her wide-ranging experience comes through a variety of roles, encompassing finance, business development, public affairs and communications.

“We are delighted to welcome Lesley to Electrical Safety First”, says Alison Parkes, chair of the charity. “Lesley’s track record and commercial background, together with her experience of working with governments and regulators to shape energy policy, has given her a depth of understanding and focus on establishing practical policy solutions. We believe she is the ideal person to take the charity forward to the next stage of its development.”

Lesley developed her passion for safety while working in the oil and gas industry.

“It was during this time that I worked closely with other key members of the sector, to ensure that lessons were learnt from safety incidents and utilised effectively. Becoming chief executive of Electrical Safety First allows me to use my skills to full effect in an area that I am passionate about and I look forward greatly to joining the team early next year.”

Lesley – who takes the reins of the charity from Phil Buckle, who retired last month – will take up her new role in February 2020.