Safety charity announces its new CEO

Electrical Safety First (ESF), the consumer protection charity, has appointed Lesley Rudd as its new chief executive.

Rudd, who currently heads-up the Sustainable Energy Association, and has worked for over 30 years in the energy sector, will take up the role in February 2020, replacing Phil Buckle, who retired last month.

Alison Parkes, chair of ESF, said: “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 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.”

Rudd said: “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.”

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