Judith Hackitt

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Dame Judith Hackitt
DBE FREng FIChemE FCGI
Portrait photograph
Hackitt in November 2011
Chair of the Health and Safety Executive
In office
2008–2016
Succeeded by Martin Temple CBE
President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
In office
2013–2014
Preceded by Russell Scott
Succeeded by Geoffrey Maitland
Chair of the Health and Safety Commission
In office
2007–2009
Personal details
Born Judith Elizabeth Hackitt
(1954-12-01) 1 December 1954 (age 61)
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Imperial College, London
Occupation Chair, EEF (manufacturers' association)
Awards CBE (2006)
DBE (2016)

Dame Judith Elizabeth Hackitt, DBE, FREng, FIChemE, FCGI (born 1 December 1954) is a British engineer and civil servant. A former Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive, she is currently Chair of manufacturing trade body EEF.

Early life[edit]

Hackitt was born on 1 December 1954 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.[1] She studied chemical engineering at Imperial College, London.

Career[edit]

After graduating from university, Hackitt worked for Exxon Chemicals for 15 years at the Fawley Refinery. After further industrial experience she held senior positions at the Chemical Industries Association and the European Chemical Industries Council (CEFIC) before being appointed Chair of the Health and Safety Commission in 2007. She became Chair of the Health and Safety Executive on 1 April 2009 when the two organizations merged.[2]

She was President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers from 2013 to 2014.[3]

In 2016, she took over as Chair of manufacturing trade body EEF from Martin Temple, who himself then became Chair of the Health and Safety Executive.[4][5]

Honours[edit]

She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering,[6] and of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Hackitt was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006 for services to health and safety[1][2][7] and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to engineering and health and safety.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Debrett's People of Today Ms Judith Hackitt, CBE Authorised Biography
  2. ^ a b HSE Website Judith E Hackitt CBE
  3. ^ IChemE Annual Review 2013
  4. ^ "Dame Judith Hackitt set to lead the UK’s manufacturing body - High Value Manufacturing Catapult". High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Martin Temple appointed as the new Chair of HSE - Press releases - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  6. ^ "List of Fellows". 
  7. ^ "Judith Hackitt CBE FREng named new President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers". chemicalprocessing.com/industrynews/2013/judith-hackitt-named-new-icheme-president. PutmanMedia. 
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61450. p. N8. 30 December 2015.
  9. ^ "New Year’s Honours 2016 list" (pdf). GOV.UK. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 

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