New Director General at the Electrical Safety Council

24 June 2009

Phil Buckle appointed

Leading consumer safety charity, the Electrical Safety Council, has announced the appointment of Phil Buckle as Director General. He will oversee the strategic development of the charity, which aims to reduce UK home and work-based injuries and deaths caused by electricity and related energy sources.

“Ambitious plans have been established for the charity,” explains the Chairman of the Electrical Safety Council, Bill Wright (who is also the Corporate Energy and Environment Manager for the John Lewis Partnership). “Under Phil Buckle’s leadership we aim to strengthen our position as the country’s leading independent body in the field of electrical safety and continue to evolve and expand our work - particularly in the field of product safety. I am delighted that Phil is on board to oversee these new developments.”

Phil Buckle joined the Electrical Safety Council as Director of Charitable Affairs in January 2007 and has been instrumental in developing the organisation’s campaigning, lobbying and research activities. Notable achievements include establishing a grants scheme for funding essential home safety improvements and successful lobbying for the inclusion of electrical safety information within Home Information Packs (HIPs).

“The Electrical Safety Council has achieved a great deal since its inception just three years ago,” adds Phil Buckle. “I am looking forward to leading the charity at a time when new opportunities in new areas will allow us to have an increasing impact on improving safety standards for consumers and industry.”Prior to joining the Electrical Safety Council, Phil was Marketing and Business Development Director for the NICEIC – the leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry, and previous Head of Technical Services at the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA).

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