20 December 2013
NSI has announced today the forthcoming departure of Jeff Little OBE, after three years in the role as NSI Chief Executive.
Jeff joined NSI in December 2010 having previously worked as Business Development Director for a company specialising in the design and manufacture of components for safety critical environments. Prior to this appointment Jeff had served a long and distinguished career with the army and was recognised with an OBE for his leadership during the Balkans War.
Chris Hanks, NSI Chairman comments “NSI is the UK’s leading specialist certification body. As such we are at the forefront of the rapid changes and opportunities in this sector. The experience and knowledge of our people are coveted, so it is no surprise that Jeff has been offered an exciting challenge elsewhere and has decided to leave NSI. Whilst I am saddened by Jeff’s departure, after 3 outstanding years leading NSI and building on our market leading position, the Board recognises this is a great personal opportunity for Jeff and he will leave with our best wishes for the future. The Board would like to place on record our great appreciation of Jeff’s work for NSI.”
On his impending departure Jeff comments “Every so often an opportunity comes along that is simply too attractive to decline. I will be taking up a venture based in the Middle East which will enable me to leverage the technology and market background I have to good effect. Leaving NSI will be personally and professionally sad but the organisation is in great shape, both in Maidenhead and across the country, and has an outstanding future”.
Jeff will remain with NSI to assist the Board with the selection of his successor during the transitional period.