04 July 2023
A new Director of Health and Safety for the Health and Safety Inspectorate, H&SI, has been
appointed and approved by the States Employment Board, following the retirement of Tammy
With over 20 years of experience with the UK Health & Safety Executive, Elaine Harbour brings a
wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, including leading on investigation policy and the
response to major incidents following the Buncefield explosion. Most recently, she was Head of
Operational Policy, managing a team of regulators and policy advisors setting up the new Building
Safety Regulator in response to the Grenfell tragedy.
In her previous roles, Elaine has demonstrated her ability to lead and develop policy and strategy.
Her experience in liaising with senior management teams and government officials will be
invaluable in her new role.
As Director of the Health and Safety Inspectorate she will provide direction and leadership to
deliver a safe working environment in Jersey.
Elaine Harbour said: "I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the Health and
Safety Inspectorate in Jersey. I am passionate about ensuring health and safety risks are properly
managed to protect workers and the public. I look forward to working with the team and
stakeholders to ensure that health and safety standards are upheld in the Island."
Kate Briden, Chief Officer for Justice and Home Affairs said: “I’m delighted to welcome Elaine to this
important role and to the senior leadership team for Justice and Home Affairs. Her wealth of
knowledge, insight and experience in the UK and abroad will be a huge asset to the Health and
“I also want to take this opportunity to wish to express my deepest gratitude to Tammy for her
tireless service. Her unwavering commitment to championing workplace safety, promoting best
practice, implementing robust safety protocols, and conducting comprehensive inspections and
investigations have safeguarded workers’ welfare in the Island. I wish her a very well-deserved and
Tammy Fage retired from the H&SI at the end of April following 36 years of service within the
Government. She joined the organisation in 1988, spending 10 years as a biomedical scientist
working in Pathology before moving to join the H&SI as a trainee Health and Safety Inspector in
1998, and was appointed Director in July 2014.
Tammy Fage said: “I have had so many different career highlights during my time, and I am proud
of the positive and professional relationships the Inspectorate has developed with key stakeholders
to help them take ownership and manage significant health and safety risks, leading to
improvements in our high-risk industries, in particular in the construction sector. I am now looking
forward to lots of relaxation and international travel.”