Wednesday 20 February 2019 Vox Centre, Birmingham

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Speakers

Martin Temple

Martin Temple is an experienced non-executive director, having served on the boards of a wide range of companies, public sector and charity organisations. After nearly 30 years in industry he was latterly a vice president in Avesta Sheffield AB, a major producer of stainless steel. He became Director General of EEF in 1999 and was the manufacturing organisation’s Chairman from 2008 until March 2016. He was Chairman of The 600 Group plc until 2011, and has also been the Chairman of the Council of European Employers for the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries. Martin also previously served as Chairman of the Design Council, and was on the council of the University of Warwick and served as Chairman of the advisory board of Warwick Business School.

Martin led an independent triennial review of the Health and Safety Executive in 2014. He was previously also a board member of the Technology Catapult programme, and chaired a programme to clarify and streamline the nature of UK Government support to small businesses.

Martin became Chair of HSE in May 2016. He is currently a non-executive director of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Martin is married with two children.

David Snowball

Before becoming Acting Chief Executive in June 2018, Dr David Snowball was Director of Regulation from April 2016, where he was responsible for ensuring that HSE regulatory practice was modern, effective and relevant. Prior to this, he held Director posts both in Field Operations and Hazardous Installations and was Divisional Director for Scotland and Northern England. He joined HSE as a factory inspector in 1984 and has worked for HSE in Cardiff, Hull, Sheffield, London, Leeds, Liverpool and Edinburgh. 

Selvin Brown

Selvin joined HSE from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) where he was Deputy Head of Communications. Selvin established and led DWP’s strategic engagement, behaviour change, insight and evaluation functions. 

Since joining the Cabinet Office in 1991, Selvin has held a range of high profile roles covering policy, strategy and communications. He also has experience at Board level in the voluntary sector. 

He was Programme Director for the Government Communications Service (GCS) Improvement programme from 2013 – 2015, working to the Executive Director for GCS, Alex Aiken. He has recently been appointed as the GCS Diversity Champion - helping to deliver the GCS's new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.  Selvin was recently appointed BAME champion.

Selvin was named ‘Civil Servant of the Year’ in 2009 by the GG2 leadership awards. He was awarded an MBE for public and voluntary service in 2009

Dr Helen Balmforth

Dr Helen Balmforth is the head of Data Analytics at the Health and Safety Executive and leads the team providing Data and Spatial Analysis expertise across HSE and wider to support the UK Government and private sector. Helen has over eighteen years’ experience of developing and delivering analytical solutions and applications for a range of health and safety issues. This includes risk assessment methodology development, demographic analysis, including the development of the National Population Database (NPD) and also the development of Regulatory Intelligence models to help target and prioritise interventions.

 

Helen’s background is in applied mathematics and she has held a number of other research positions before joining HSE. Her research background is in the area of the development and application of mathematical models and methods to study complex physical problems. This has included, for example, the assessment of risks to people arising from the transport of dangerous goods and overseeing the development of the National Population Database and the Find-It Regulatory Intelligence tool used by HSE and other Regulators to plan, prioritise and target regulation. Helen attends the cross Government Data Leaders Network and sits on the steering group of the UK Government Natural Hazards Partnership, chairing the Hazard Impact Model working group for the Partnership.

 

More recently, Helen is Programme Director for the new Discovering Safety Lloyds Register Foundation funded programme, which aims to improve health and safety performance on a global scale using data and analytical techniques to provide new insight and solutions.

Dr Sam Bradbrook

Dr Bradbrook is a scientist in HSE’s Foresight Team; he has over 13 years’ experience looking at trends and drivers of change that could disrupt health and safety in the future workplace. 

Nick Baxter

Nick is HSE’s Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) expert working in the HSE’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) team since 2006 leading incident investigations and HSE research. Nick represents HSE at the BSI PH/4 committee for RPE, the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) technical committee for fit testing and the BSIF RPE interest group. Nick was also a member of ISO/TC/94 Respiratory Protective Devices committee and relevant working groups contributing to the development of the emerging suite of ISO standards and presenting comments on the UK’s position. Nick is Fit2Fit accredited and has the technical knowledge and experience to deliver HSE’s suite of training courses on PPE, RPE and fit testing.

Jeremy Bevan

Jeremy Bevan joined HSE in 1986, and worked for 18 years as a health and safety inspector, inspecting, investigating and enforcing in a wide range of business sectors across the West, East and South Midlands. Since switching to the policy profession in 2004, he has been responsible for HSE’s work on improving health and safety for migrant and other vulnerable workers, and its engagement with small businesses.  He also managed the work of its Myth Busters Challenge Panel.  Now based in HSE’s Westminster office, he has been joint policy manager for HSE’s work tackling blue tape/business burdens since January 2017

Matthew Birtles

Matt has been a practicing ergonomist for 13 years. His work at HSL has spanned various industries and topics, such as welding and foundry work, fairground ride safety and other leisure industry projects, food production, railway and train cabin design, furniture manufacturing, construction health and safety and ergonomics in health care. He also co-authored and presents, material on MSD training for HSE inspectors, and manual handing and the material for this Ergonomics course for the public. Matt has particular interest in the prevention of musculoskeletal injury and the design of fit for purpose ergonomic solutions to workplace problems.

Matt Clay

Matt is a Principal Engineer working in the Science Division of HSE. He has worked in a variety of roles within for the Health and Safety Executive, mainly focusing on the major accident hazards present in the onshore process industries. He is both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). Matt currently works on the Discovering Safety Programme, a multimillion pound initiative funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation to improve plateaued performance through better use of data. Matt sits on the British Standards Institution committee for Asset Management and the Hazardous Industries Group within IOSH. Matt hates rules and authority figures and as a result has no idea at all as to how he ended up working for a regulator.

Andrew Curran

Professor Andrew Curran is HSE's Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research. He has over twenty five years' experience in applying his scientific knowledge to understand workplace health and safety issues. His leadership of science, engineering and evidence in HSE includes a renewed effort to make these activities more visible to stakeholders through, for example, HSE's annual science review, HSE's Foresight Report and his membership of the cross Government Chief Scientific Advisers' Network.

He is a member of the steering group for the Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health,  he Chairs the Sheffield Group, which is the international network of national occupational safety and health research facilities, and he co-Directs both the Centre for Workplace Health (with the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust), and the Thomas Ashton Institute (with the University of Manchester).

 

Heather Cunnington

An experienced Occupational Health Specialist Inspector having worked for the Health and Safety Executive for over 13 years. Her role involves investigation of work-related health incidents and inspection of health risk management systems. Prior to working for the HSE, Heather had several years of industry experience in industry and has always had a keen interest in promoting integration of occupational health into the fabric of business.

Eleanor Eaton (Guest speaker )

Eleanor Eaton, MD of CQMS Ltd and Chair of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Ltd

CQMS Ltd is a leading H&S consultancy practice providing a diverse range of bespoke services to industry and businesses across the UK. Eleanor is passionate about health and safety focussing on proportionality for all parties and promoting a common-sense, practical, approach to compliance.

As a Director of the not-for-profits SSIP umbrella organisation she has held the position of Chair since 2016. Eleanor is continually working to promote the benefits of the SSIP assessment process and actively reducing health and safety assessment costs and bureaucracy within in the supply chain. A key focus for SSIP is to ensure the organisation remains agile and evolves to ensure H&S pre-qualification assessment remains fit for purpose for industry needs. 

Chris Flint

Chris is the Health and Safety Executive’s Director of Energy Division and is responsible for regulation of offshore and onshore oil and gas, gas transmission and distribution, marine and wind renewables and mines and quarries. He has regulatory experience in most sectors of industry including manufacturing, construction, services, entertainment and major hazards.

He spent a number of years in operational policy working with the paper, rubber, plastics and shipbuilding industries to improve their health and safety performance.

Prior to his current position Chris was Head of Operations in the HSE’s Chemical, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division regulating the onshore chemicals sector across Scotland, the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire. The sector includes chemical manufacture, refineries, oil and gas terminals, and fuel storage and Chris worked closely with key stakeholders including the Chemical Industries Association and UK Petroleum Industries Association. Chris was also chair of the Refinery and Terminal Operators Forum.

Dr Steve Forman

Dr Steve Forman is an Accredited Specialist and Consultant in Occupational Medicine and is Principal Medical Adviser in HSE. He is the lead on regulatory matters in the Centre for Workplace Health.

Steve provides medical expertise to HSE’s investigations. He also advises stakeholders, both internal to HSE and externally, on occupational health issues.

He provides the clinical oversight for the Approved and Appointed doctor systems for statutory medical surveillance and fitness to work assessments. This includes lead, ionising radiation, diving and work in compressed air.

Steve is regularly involved in training delivery at HSE and is also an Honorary Lecturer at Manchester University.

Dr Jean-Philippe Gorce

Dr Jean-Philippe Gorce has a background in Physical Sciences with specialist expertise in a range of spectroscopic techniques.  His applied research experience encompass a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University in 2000, followed by a number of research positions both in academia (ICI Research Fellow at the University of Surrey in 2000, Post-Doctoral Research Associate funded by BNFL at the University of Sheffield in 2003) and industry (Measurement Science, Unilever Colworth in 2006).  In 2007 he joined the Occupational Hygiene Unit of HSE Science Division before joining the Analysis and Data group in 2014.  Since then he has lead projects on the use of wireless sensors, personal positioning technologies for workplace health and safety and more broadly on the implications of industry 4.0 for health and safety applications.

Abigail Hirshman (Guest Speaker)

In her role as Deputy Area Director, Abigail works with a range of private and public sector organisations on improving productivity through increasing understanding of factors that impact individual and organisational wellbeing. Abigail is currently working with the workplace policy team within Acas and is leading the strategic review into workplace mental health.  Before joining Acas, Abigail worked in Higher Education, initially as Manager of the Counselling and Mental Health Service, and then in a Research and Projects role. Abigail has an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling and an MSc in Psychology and is an experienced practitioner who has worked extensively with individuals and groups on a range of issues around psychological health and wellbeing

Joe Januszewski

Joseph Januszewski  - Joe is HSE’s Science Hub Lead in the area of future regulatory frameworks. His background is in data analysis and software development, delivering tools and insight in the area of regulatory intelligence

Peter Kelly

Peter is a Senior Psychologist for HSE.  He has been part of the small team of psychologist involved from the beginning in developing the scientific knowledge base for the management standards approach to tackling work-related stress in the United Kingdom and is a co - author on papers published on the management standards. He also provides scientific support in relation to mental health promotion and wellbeing in work for the Health Safety Executive. He undertakes presentation to a wide body of audiences on the prevention of work related stress and mental wellbeing. He sits as a co-opted expert on National Institute of Clinical Excellence Review of Mental health promotion within the workplace and on the Department for Health’s United Kingdom SHIFT Expert review panel on workplace mental health guidance.

Nikki Kemmery (Guest Speaker)

Nikki has extensive experience spanning over 25 years mostly within the highly regulated utility sector. She is currently the Head of Health and Safety at Dŵr Cymru-Welsh Water where she develops and leads the organisation's health safety and improvement strategy. She is a Chartered Member of IOSH and a member of IOSH Council. Nikki is also a Non-Executive Director for Transport for Wales, a Welsh Government owned not for profit company creating and delivering a sustainable transport network for Wales.

Mark Lawton

Mark leads HSE’s Chemicals Strategy Unit in CEMHD.  His responsibilities include operational policy and strategy on COMAH  and he works closely with key industry stakeholders to identify and agree priorities for improving major hazard management. 

Phil Matyear (Guest Speaker)

Phil has over 20 years combined operational and management experience in delivering, and leading on, the safety, health and wellbeing agenda within Building, Civil Engineering, FM and Utilities sectors. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Edinburgh sharing the latest health, safety and wellbeing issues faced within the construction industry.

His present role includes developing and delivering Wates Group's Zero Harm 'We're Safer Together' strategy within its Construction business, driving continual improvement and engagement  amongst all stakeholders including emplyees, customers, and, critically, the supply chain.

Phil particularly thrives in applying his knowledge and operational experience to develop effective and practical business strategies, and delivering company specific behavioural change programmes within construction environments

Prof. John McDermid (Guest speaker)

John McDermid became Professor of Software Engineering at the University of York in 1987. His research covers a broad range of issues in systems, software and safety engineering. He became Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation funded Assuring Autonomy International Programme in January 2018, focusing on safety of robotics and autonomous systems. He acts an advisor to government and industry, including FiveAI and Rolls-Royce. He is author or editor of six books and has published about 400 papers. He became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2002 and was awarded an OBE in 2010.

Alan Norbury (Guest Speaker)

Alan Norbury is the CTO for Siemens UK industrial activities - a leading global supplier of industrial plant and software, manufacturing automation and drive technologies to industrial customers across the UK and Ireland. Since 2011 Alan has worked closely with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres.

He is now Siemens Industrial CTO dedicating his time to developing leading technology innovation to benefit Siemens UK manufacturing facilities and Siemens industrial customers.

Alan is a regular Industry 4.0 keynote speaker, Fellow of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, member of the IET Design and Production Sector Executive Board, Digital4Industry Leadership Group, Northern Robotics Network Advisory Board and the LCR4.0 Advisory Board.

Samantha Peace

Samantha Peace joined HSE in 1995 as a Factory Inspector in London and the East dealing with a wide range of industry sectors including ports, later moving to HSE’s Southern area with responsibility for operational policy and standards development in the printing and paper industries.

Samantha moved to the Midlands in 2002, dealing with the construction industry, obtained a Masters in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Law, and has since held a number of senior, managerial and operational delivery posts in HSE’s Field Operations Division.  Samantha was promoted to the Senior Civil Service in 2013 and in May 2016 took over as the Director of Field Operations.

 

Hugh Robertson (Guest Speaker)

Hugh Robertson is the Senior Policy Officer with responsibility for Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation at the TUC. He is a member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and was a non-executive director of the Health and Safety Executive for nine years.

Internationally, he is a member of the board of the European Union Occupational and Safety and Health Agency. He has also been a member of the European Commission’s Advisory Committee for Safety and Health since 2004 and is the former chair of its’ Occupational Diseases working party and spokesperson for the workers group.

Karl Simons (Guest Speaker)

Karl is the Chief Health, Safety & Security Officer at Thames Water. He has 30 years of experience in industry, having worked across all continents and numerous safety critical industries including oil, gas, minerals, rail, roads, construction and Utilities.  He holds a Masters degree in Safety, Health and the Environment, is a Chartered Occupational Safety & Health Practitioner, a Member of the Institute of Directors and whose advice on physical & mental health in business is regularly sought by Government.  Karl is a regular lecturer at the University of Cambridge and holds a position as Main Board Director for the global organisation Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor.

Dan Shears (Guest Speaker)

Dan Shears is the National Health, Safety and Environment Director for the GMB Trade Union. GMB is a general trade union with more than 625,000 members working across the UK economy. In this role he covers industries from the Nuclear Sector to Construction sites, and workplaces from chemical plants to casinos. 

Dan joined GMB in January 2008, working as National HS&E Officer, with responsibility for policy development, provision of advice, support and guidance to lay members, and for negotiation with employers such as British Gas, National Grid, McVities, G4S and Asda. 

He was a member of the Review Panel into the Health and Safety Executive’s Fee for Intervention Scheme in 2014. 

In October 2015, Dan was promoted to become Director of GMB’s National HS&E Department, where in addition to duties listed above, he is responsible for stakeholder engagement, and the provision of advice to the GMB Senior Management Team. 

He has been a trade union activist for almost two decades and a Safety Representative since 2000. His particular interests are human factors; gas safety; worker involvement in health and safety management; and the development of drug and alcohol policies.

Duncan Spencer

Duncan is a recognised thought leader in the field of Occupational Safety and Health being a regular guest speaker at conferences, a published author on the subject and is presently working as the Head of Advice & Practice for IOSH. He is experienced in applying a risk-led and evidence-driven approach to safety in many different sectors, leading organisations to develop effective safety management systems that are truly responsive, agile and flexible. Experienced in building health & safety governance processes and developing policy and strategy.

Andrew Tyrer (Guest Speaker)

Andrew is currently leading the Governments £93m ISCF robotics programme being delivered by UK Research and Innovation. He joined the DTI on secondment from the National Physical Laboratory, to run the Network Security Innovation Platform in April 2006. He transferred to the Technology Strategy Board (Innovate UK) on its inception in July 2007. Andrew has been responsible for research programmes in; Privacy and Consent, Information Infrastructure Protection, Trusted Services, M-Commerce, Cloud Adoption and IoT. He has represented Innovate UK on a House of Commons select committee on the use of Biometric Data. As Head of Enabling Capabilities he managed  a team of Innovation Lead’s in: Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Electronics, Sensors and Photonics;  Design; and Creative Economy. Since April 2018 he has been the Director for the ISCF Robotics Challenge.

Prior to joining Innovate UK Andrew worked for Serco Science where he managed business development for the Division of Enabling Metrology at NPL, and Serco Technology working in areas such as speed enforcement, automatic number plate recognition and traffic control systems. Andrew is a passionate STEM Ambassador and actively encourages links from UK Research and Innovation back into the Higher Education sector.

Philip White

Philip White joined HSE as a Factory Inspector in 1985 and has experience of regulating a broad range of industries. Philip has held senior operational and policy roles in HSE including Head of HSE’s Operational Strategy Division and Chief Inspector of Construction. Philip has experience of working elsewhere in Government including a secondment to the Department for Work and Pensions heading up the Health and Safety Sponsorship Team, advising Government Ministers on health and safety at work policy and the work of the Health and Safety Executive.

Rebecca Woodley (Guest Speaker)

Rebecca is part of the Industry Liaison team at The Pensions Regulator. In this role she is responsible for engaging with advisers and other professionals supporting their clients’ workplace pension duties. She also has extensive experience in the care sector, helping both employers and payroll service providers who handle Automatic Enrolment on behalf of their clients.

Rebecca previously worked in the financial services industry, specialising in pension advice and achieving a Diploma in Financial Planning. Rebecca has a background in education, gained after graduating from Bristol University.

 

Joanna Yarker (Guest Speaker)

Jo is passionate about understanding what we can do to foster fulfilling, healthy and productive work, particularly under times of challenge.  Jo combines work as an Associate Professor at Kingston Business School, with consultancy practice as Director at Affinity Health at Work. Recently she has been exploring ways to support employees back to work following sickness absence. Her research has a strong practical focus and has been sponsored by the HSE, CIPD and Mental Health Foundation. This research has been translated into guides, toolkits and metrics to help organisations, managers, teams and individuals better manage health at work.

Neil Wilson

As an Industry Liaison manager at the Pensions Regulator, Neil is responsible for engaging with support role advisers and providers to ensure the timely and accurate flow of workplace pension information to current and new employers. He has extensive payroll processing knowledge in both private and public sectors having worked in a variety of payroll and pensions management roles over the last 30 years. He is a holder of the Diploma in Payroll Management.

 

Rohan Lye

Rohan has been an inspector for HSE for 10 years.  He has inspected and conducted investigations at farms, factories, NHS Trusts, schools, fairground, airports and docks.

Rohan has a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and led a virtual team inspecting fairgrounds in the North West of England. He was the lead inspector for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool Docks.

Rob Buckingham (Guest Speaker)

Director of the UKAEA at Culham Science Centre and Head of Remote Applications in Challenging Enviroments (RACE).

Rob received The Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal in 2012 and became a Fellow in 2013

Rebecca Allison (Guest Speaker)

As Manager of the Asset Integrity Solution Centre, Rebecca is leading the team to identify and appraise the relevance, readiness and accessibility of new and emerging technology in the market place to meet the asset integrity challenges. 

Rebecca’s remit also expands to supporting the ORCA Hub. Launched in October 2017 the Hub is an ambitious £36M programme aimed at addressing the offshore energy industry's vision for a completely autonomous offshore energy field.

As chair of the Industry Leadership and Opportunity Panel, Rebecca is key in providing industry input on how robotic and Artificial Intelligence systems can be used to revolutionise Asset Integrity Management for the offshore energy sector through the provision of game-changing, reliable, robust and certifiable robot assisted asset inspection, autonomous decision making and intervention capabilities across the aerial, topside and marine domain.

Tim Embley (Guest Speaker)

Tim is responsible for the  client focused research and innovation agenda that is transforming Costain to be a Smart Infrastructure Solutions provider. Costain deliver to blue chip customers in energy, water and transport where new services are vital to improve productivity and deliver better outcomes to clients. Costain are know for working in collaboration around complex engineering challenges that transform the market and improves the community we live.  

Richard Jones

A passionate and committed advocate for public policy on health and safety, Richard is Head of Policy and Public Affairs at IOSH, representing IOSH on the Work and Health Engagement Forum and the Council for Work and Health. His work has included IOSH’s recommendations to the ‘Review of health of Britain’s working age population’, ‘Long-term health conditions strategy’ and ‘Improving Lives: the future of work, health and disability’.

Since 2000, Richard has led on IOSH’s policies and public affairs strategy, including governmental and engagement activities, developing international standards, CSR and sustainability, and support of campaigns and media. He also manages external liaison, consultation, representation and relationship-building.

A Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Fellow of IOSH, a CIPR Accredited Practitioner and Practitioner member of IEMA, Richard has an MSc in risk management and safety technology. With an engineering, manufacturing and design background, prior to his role at IOSH, he was Health, Safety and Environment Manager at Rolls-Royce plc. He’s been a health and safety professional for 29 years and his management experience includes 18 years at a strategic level.

 

James Quinn

After a very successful career in the British Army, for 24 years, James attained the rank of Warrant Officer before leaving in 2011.

Whilst in his last 6 years he saw the benefits of Health and Safety as a second career and using his army appointments started to train as a Health and Safety Advisor/Trainer in 2006. Five years later, after leaving the army, having worked on many army health and safety projects, he worked for Babcock International PLC as a HSE Trainer, then Advisor before becoming a Health and Safety Manager for a large Middle East transport group. He is now the Project HSE Manager for the Bouygues-UK HPC Ancillaries Buildings project in Hinkley Somerset after leaving Abu Dhabi as the Area OHS Manager, Abu Dhabi, for Multiplex where they were the main contractor.

A Chartered member of IOSH and CIOB, James is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute as well as IOSH Council member, IOSH VP and part of the Presidential Team, part of IOSH Construction Group and Exeter Hub CIOB committee member.

Louise Hosking

Louise Hosking was elected IOSH Vice-President in November 2017 and re-elected in September 2018 for a three-year term. Also Chair of IOSH Chiltern Branch and a member of the IOSH Consultancy Group Committee. An active IOSH volunteer Louise is committed to changing the image of OSH as a profession by focusing on Positive OSH (#POSH) achievements and the benefits to business of operating in a healthy, safe, sustainable and fair manner. She is an advocate for the use of positive language, so individuals learn from examples of good practice rather than negative reinforcements of bad and to achieve cultural change throughout organisations. Louise is currently working to actively promote the IOSH Equality and Diversity policy to encourage new OSH practitioners to join the profession, ensure everyone is invited to the table, once there all voices are heard and to help with developing a membership representative of the modern world of work.

Outside of IOSH she is a risk management specialist with over 27 years of experience working alongside teams in blue chips, SMEs and public sector organisations to project manage the development of arrangements to develop positive OSH strategies aligned with their business values and mitigate risk.

She is a regular contributor to a wide range of on-line and magazine publications not just specializing in OSH but also commenting on company values and ethical management for business.

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University she worked as an Environmental Health Officer for Cambridge City Council, for the Co-Operative promoting safe working Practices and then in the construction sector before becoming Head of Environmental Health & Safety at Savills. Her consultancy, Hosking Associates, was established in 2005.

Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan is a Chartered Member of IOSH with 16 years’ experience in health and safety. He has extensive experience in managing, influencing and communicating risk management throughout an organisation. Jonathan has been a member of the IOSH Council since 2015 and served as Chair of the Staffordshire Branch for three years, where he is currently Vice Chair and mentor.

Jonathan is the global lead for health, safety, wellbeing and BMS at the global business consultancy Turner & Townsend, and also leads the health and safety training business unit providing a range of high-level services to clients, such as executive training and strategic audit, where his clients, including those in the rail industry, value the pragmatic and commercially-minded advice that he provides

Jonathan has completed a range of training courses and qualifications and holds the NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in the Management of Occupational Safety and Health and is a BSI-trained 18001 Lead Auditor. Jonathan is a regular contributor to the industry and wider media, and regularly presents at the various health and safety events and exhibitions.