John Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer and Accounting Officer

John has over 30 years of experience in private and, latterly, public sectors at a senior level. He was appointed to ONR as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in June 2012 and subsequently Chief Executive Officer in April 2013.


He has led ONR through a significant programme of change, appointing senior staff to create a stable and mandated team and overseeing a successful IRRS Mission that received a commendation from the IRRS team. The creation of ONR as a Public Corporation pursuant to the Energy Act 2013 was the major milestone in his first two years at ONR. John’s role is to lead and protect the organisation in the coming years as the twin challenges of demographic-driven reduction in staff and increased regulating needs reach their peaks simultaneously.


John is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.