newcleo Board of Directors member Adriènne Kelbie honoured with CBE award

Adriènne Kelbie, Independent Non-Executive Director at newcleo, has been awarded a CBE.

We have been fortunate to benefit from Adriènne’s expertise since the beginning of 2022; she has played a key role in shaping our business and culture at newcleo since the early stages of our journey.

As the first Patron of Women in Nuclear UK, Adriènne brought attention to the importance of actively diversifying the nuclear sector, raising the industry’s standards in terms of training, retaining, and promoting women as a means of bringing in new talent and fresh perspectives – from across all sectors – to lead the future. As the Chief Executive of the ONR (Office for Nuclear Regulation), Adriènne led a programme of cultural change in the organisation that has been widely recognised as transformative and an example for the industry as whole.

We warmly congratulate Adriènne Kelbie, Independent Non-Executive Director at newcleo, who has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her work in modernising the nuclear regulator and pioneering cultural change in multiple organisations, through improving the diversity and inclusion of the nuclear industry. The ceremony for this notable achievement took place on Wednesday 14 June 2023.

Visibly supporting award-winning talent development programmes, such as the Nuclear Degree Apprenticeship Programme, Adriènne has led the way in embedding collaboration, alignment, ambition, and a focus on people into workplace culture. She has brought this forward-thinking approach to many organisations as an executive coach and NED, including Nuclear Waste Services, and now newcleo.

At newcleo, Adriènne has been fundamental to our growth, supporting us in building a strong, flexible, and adaptable team, with fresh, diverse mindsets and innovative, intentional leaders. We are very proud of the well-deserved honour she has received!

Quote from Adriènne Kelbie:

I am thrilled to have received such an honour for my leadership in the nuclear sector, and for the ways in which I work. It’s an absolute privilege to accept this award, and I receive it with gratitude to all the people who help develop, operate, and decommission nuclear facilities in an inclusive way.

I was happy to join newcleo last year because of its twin commitment: on the one hand to innovation in clean energy, and on the other to building a new organisation that would be inclusive from the very outset. Their mission is to help do what’s right for the planet – in ways that are right for its people.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me in achieving this honour.

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