For a 12-month term, Elaine Bailey will serve as the HSE’s building safety regulator, while also supporting its shadow regulatory role in the interim.
Commenting on the appointment, Work and Pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey said: “Elaine’s experience of building safety, as well as her work with tenants in a housing or high-rise building environment, will be an asset to the board and its vital work in helping keep people safe.”
Bailey said: “I am delighted to be taking up this role. It is vitally important that people…feel safe in their homes, and this is what we want to achieve at HSE.”
HSE chair Sarah Newton said: “Elaine Bailey brings a wealth of building safety expertise and experience to the HSE board as our new non-executive director.
“Elaine is a staunch advocate of ensuring homes are safe and secure, and her years of relevant experience and understanding of the housing sector will be a welcome and timely addition to the board.”
Bailey’s appointment comes just weeks after the HSE appointed a new chief inspector of Buildings.
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