5 September 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Sarah Albon, the new chief executive of Britain's workplace health and safety regulator, took up her new post this week.
Albon has vacated her post as inspector general and CEO of the Insolvency Service, where she has been since 2015 to take charge of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
She replaces acting chief executive David Snowball, who has held the post since June 2018 and will be retiring from the HSE at the end of the year.
Albon's past roles include director of strategy and change at Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service, director of civil family and legal aid policy, and deputy director of criminal legal aid strategy at the Ministry of Justice. She has also served as principal private secretary to two Lord Chancellors.
She said her "focus will be on continuing to deliver improvements in health and safety performance as our workplaces move into a future with new challenges, new technologies and new opportunities".