Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng

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Dame Judith was appointed as Chair of EEF in April 2016.

Dame Judith was Chair of HSE from October 2007 to March 2016. She previously served as a Commissioner between 2002 and 2005. She was made a Dame in the 2015/6 New Year Honours for services to health and safety and engineering in particular for being a role model for young women. She was awarded a CBE in 2006.

Dame Judith is a chemical engineer and graduated from Imperial College in 1975. She worked in the chemicals manufacturing industry for 23 years before joining the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in 1998. She became Director General of CIA (from 2002-2005) and then worked in Brussels for the European Chemical Industry Association (CEFIC).

She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2010 and currently chairs the External Affairs Committee.  Dame Judith is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a member of council. She was President of IChemE from May 2013 to May 2014.

Dame Judith is also a senior non-executive director and trustee of the Energy Saving Trust, a non-Exec director of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, and a trustee of City & Guilds Group. 

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