New chair for Civil Nuclear Police Authority

January 10, 2023


The Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) has a new chair.

Susan Johnson will succeed Sir Craig Mackey, QPM, who held the post of interim chair following the death of previous chair Vic Emery in Dec 2021.

Johnson was the chief executive of Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service until her retirement in 2015, and has since held various non-executive roles in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) Chief Constable Simon Chesterman said: “I am delighted to welcome Susan to the role of CNPA chair.

“She brings a wealth of experience from across many different sectors and has already made an impact on the authority.

“I look forward to working with her over the next three years to ensure the CNC continue to deliver our nationally critical Mission and keep the public safe.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Sir Craig Mackey QPM for taking on the role of interim chair after the tragic loss of Vic Emery last December.

“Sir Craig’s wisdom and support was much appreciated. He has now returned to his role as an independent board member and will continue to be an active and important member of the CNPA.”


Johnson said: “I am both delighted and proud to be appointed as chair of the CNPA and look forward to working with my fellow board members, Simon and the whole team as we strengthen and enhance our contribution to the security of the UK’s energy infrastructure.

“The threats to our energy security are acute and the economic challenges that face our country are well rehearsed.

“These will serve to drive ongoing improvements in our efficiency and effectiveness and also underpin our ambition to create a more resilient, flexible, inclusive and values driven organisation.

“The whole board is committed to supporting the chief constable in addressing the challenges ahead whilst ensuring proportionate and robust scrutiny of financial and operational performance.

“I know that the CNC has the skills and professionalism to achieve ongoing success and sustain the confidence and trust of the people we serve.”

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