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Council

Representative body of IOSH members

Council is made up of 36 members (both Corporate and non-Corporate) elected by the membership. The Officers of the Institution (President, President Elect, Immediate Past President and Vice-Presidents) also sit on Council in an ex-officio capacity. It is chaired by the President and meets at least twice a year.

Council’s role is to champion and represent the views of members to the Board of Trustees. It provides advice and guidance on matters of strategy and policy relating to the objects of the Institution, on issues relevant to members, on the membership of IOSH and on the occupational safety and health profession. Council carefully considers information and evidence provided by the Board of Trustees in order to enable it to ensure that the Board of Trustees is acting in the best interests of the Institution and its members.

It is also responsible for the appointment of the Chairman and trustees to the Board of Trustees, as well as nominating the President Elect and Vice-Presidents to be approved at the Annual General Meeting by the membership.

View the minutes from the last Council meeting.

Find out how to become a Council Member

Further details of each Council member including their particular area(s) of interest and/or expertise is provided at the bottom of the page. If you would like to contact a member of Council please email the Governance Team who will put you in touch.

     
 

Louise Hosking, CMIOSH
Chair of Council

   
Elected Council members:
Raufah Adigun, CMIOSH Dr Jonathan Backhouse, CFIOSH Stan Brown, CFIOSH
Mary Charteris, CMIOSH Iain Collins, CMIOSH Simon Donnelly, CFIOSH
Asuman Erkul, CMIOSH George Gelston, CMIOSH Natasha Graham, CMIOSH
Ewhen (Ian) Hasioszyn, CFIOSH Keith Hole, CFIOSH Anne Isaacs, CMIOSH
Mark James, CMIOSH Robert Jukes, GradIOSH Jason Kamalu, CMIOSH
Lisa Helena Kelly, CMIOSH  Philip Lancashire, CMIOSH Tom Lane, TechIOSH
Melissa Mark-Joyce, CMIOSH Dr Karen McDonnell, CFIOSH  Andrew McNair, CMIOSH
Akeem Mustapha, CMIOSH Kelly Nicoll, CMIOSH Oguntayo Olufunmilayo, GradIOSH
Michelle Pitkin, CMIOSH Mansoor Poozhithodi, CFIOSH David Porter, CFIOSH
Lucy Pritchard, TechIOSH Stephen Pulling, CFIOSH  Mehboob Reza, CFIOSH
Saqib Rasool, CMIOSH Diana Salmon, CFIOSH Ria Sooknarine, GradIOSH
 Michelle Stonley, CMIOSH Jamie Sutherland-Pownall, CMIOSH Lino Yohannan, CMIOSH
     
Co-opted Council Members:    
Kizzy Augustin Crystal Danbury, CMIOSH Peter Kelly

 

Click on each member to read more about them. 

 

Raufah Adigun CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Watford, London/Luton, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Health and Social Care

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Behavioural Based Safety Leadership

Other areas of interest: Project Management, Construction Health and Safety, Food Safety

Kizzy Augustin

Primary geographical location: London

Primary professional specialism: Lawyer

Other professional areas of specialism: Health and safety practitioner

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Legal compliance

Other areas of interest: Health and safety - leadership and governance

Dr Jonathan Backhouse CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Stockton on Tees

Primary professional specialism: Education

Other professional areas of specialism: Fire

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Research/Academia

Other areas of interest: Disability

Stan Brown CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dundee

Primary professional specialism: Consultancy

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Training

Mary Charteris CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Launceston, Cornwall

Associated geographical region(s): Milton Park, Abingdon

Primary professional specialism: Botulinum neurotoxin, biological and other laboratory hazards

Other professional areas of specialism: Corporate EHS, including environmental sustainability and biodiversity

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Strategy, environmental sustainability, behavioural safety

Crystal Danbury CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Buckingham

Primary professional specialism: Culture Change and Engagement

Other professional areas of specialism: Emergency Planning & Harm Reduction

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Culture

Simon Donnelly CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: New Forest, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Facilities

Other professional areas of specialism: Telecommunications

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Behavioural Safety

Other areas of interest: Mental Health

Asuman Erkul CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Turkey 

Primary professional specialism: HSE

Other professional areas of specialism: Electrical and electronics engineer

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Management

Other areas of interest: Fire safety

 

George Gelston CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Swindon

Associated geographical region(s): South West

Primary professional specialism: Health & Safety Strategy

Other professional areas of specialism: Quality

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Innovation, Technology, Strategy & Behaviour

Other areas of interest: Construction & Management System

Natasha Graham CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom

Associated geographical region(s): South region, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Health and wellbeing, office safety

Other professional areas of specialism: Driving, DSE

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Health and wellbeing - mental health

Ewhen (Ian) Hasioszyn CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Spenborough, West Yorkshire

Primary professional specialism: Chemical

Other professional areas of specialism: Legal

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Chemicals Hazards/High Hazard Industries

Other areas of interest: Behavioural Safety/Human Factors

Keith Hole CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Gatwick, United Kingdom

Associated geographical region(s): London, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Construction

Other professional areas of specialism: Business Risk

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Risk Management

Other areas of interest: Accreditation 

Anne Isaacs CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: London, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Facilities Management

Other professional areas of specialism: Fire Safety

 

Mark James CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Essex, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Behavioural safety

Other professional areas of specialism: EHS management systems and infrastructure

 

Robert Jukes GradIOSH

Primary geographical location: Ulverston

Associated geographical region(s): Lancaster

Primary professional specialism: Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Leadership and Management within high hazard industries such as the Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing and Nuclear sectors

Other professional areas of specialism: Wider Risk Management and Leadership development

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Risk Management, Leadership strategies and new technologies

Other areas of interest: Leadership development, Cultural development, Human and Organisational Performance (HOP) and Wellbeing

Jason Kamalu CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Nigeria

Primary professional specialism: Workplace health and Safety/ Manufacturing

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Process Safety and Risk Management

Other areas of interest: OHS Leadership and Mentorship

Lisa Helena Kelly CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Wokingham

Associated geographical region(s):Reading

Primary professional specialism: Commercial Safety

Other professional areas of specialism: Employee Wellbeing

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Psychosocial affects of agile working / home working

Other areas of interest: Support to employees with disabilities

Philip Lancashire CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Primary professional specialism: Warehousing Health and Safety

Other professional areas of specialism: Manufacturing Health and Safety

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Employee psychology and decision making

Tom Lane Tech IOSH

Primary geographical location: Shipston On Stour, Solihull, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Automotive/Aerospace Manufacturing

Other professional areas of specialism: Logistics

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Fire Risk Management

Other areas of interest: Process Safety Management

Melissa Mark-Joyce CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: London

Primary professional specialism: Leading teams that collaborate and enhance business performance

Other professional areas of specialism: Safety Management Systems implementation

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Enhancing the visibility of the health and safety profession - how we show up, how business leaders view the profession and how the professionals are valued relative to other professions

Other areas of interest: Collaboration and sharing of best practices across teams and groups to enhance workplaces to reduce serious incidents and fatalities

Dr Karen McDonnell CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Associated geographical region(s): Birmingham, London, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Wholeperson wholelife approach to unintentional injury

Other professional areas of specialism: Workplace as a conduit for public health messages

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Demographic change and its impact in the workplace

Other areas of interest: Transferable skills from workplace to home and vice versa

Andrew McNair CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Aberdeen and Glasgow

Associated geographical region(s): Scotland Wide

Primary professional specialism: Construction and Civil Engineering

Other professional areas of specialism: Major Utility Infrastructure

Personal area of interest within health and safety: CDM, Lifting Operations, Confined Spaces, Plant and Equipment

Other areas of interest: Diving Operations, Safety by Design, Training, Mentoring

Akeem Mustapha CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Primary professional specialism: Occupational Health and Safety

Other professional areas of specialism: Environment and Security

Personal area of interest within health and safety: OHS Risks and Compliance

Other areas of interest: Behavioural Based Safety

Kelly Nicoll CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Gainsborough

Associated geographical region(s): Doncaster

Primary professional specialism: Health and Safety

Other professional areas of specialism: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Personal area of interest within health and safety: People focused sustainability

Other areas of interest: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Oguntayo Olufunmilayo (Funmi Adegbola) GradIOSH

Primary geographical location: United Kingdom

Associated geographical region(s): Nigeria

Primary professional specialism: Wellbeing

Other professional areas of specialism: Wellbeing

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Wellbeing

Other areas of interest: Construction

Michelle Pitkin CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Nottinghamshire

Primary professional specialism: Public Service- Fire Service

Other professional areas of specialism: Manufacturing

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Behavioural Safety, Fire Safety, Risk Assessment

Other areas of interest: Training, Mentoring

Mansoor Poozhithodi CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Associated geographical region(s): India

Primary professional specialism: Occupational Health and Safety

Other professional areas of specialism: Fire Safety and Process Safety

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Project and Operations HSE Management

Other areas of interest: Technical Safety

David Porter CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: North West, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: OHS Governance, leadership and management

Other professional areas of specialism: UK OHS Regulation

Personal area of interest within health and safety: OHS Governance

Lucy Pritchard TechIOSH

Primary geographical location: Worthing, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Governance

Other professional areas of specialism: Construction

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Behavioural safety

Other areas of interest: Governance and performance management

 

Stephen Pulling CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Berkshire, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Fire safety

Other professional areas of specialism: Confined spaces

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Mentoring

Other areas of interest: Training

 

Mehboob Reza CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: New Brunswick, Canada

Associated geographical region(s): Qatar

Primary professional specialism: Occupational safety and health management, and leadership

Other professional areas of specialism: Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD)

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Leadership development

Other areas of interest: Competency framework

Saqib Rasool CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dubai, U.A.E

Associated geographical region(s): Islamabad, Pakistan

Primary professional specialism: Occupational Safety

Other professional areas of specialism: Safety Training

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Leadership and Employee Involvement

Other areas of interest: Occupational Safety and Health training

Diana Salmon CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: East Hampshire, United Kingdom

Associated geographical region(s): Guildford, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Occupational hygiene

Other professional areas of specialism: Risk management

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Ergonomics

Other areas of interest: Wellbeing

Ria Sooknarine GradIOSH

Primary geographical location: Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Associated geographical region(s): Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago

Primary professional specialism: Safety Management Systems

Other professional areas of specialism: Training and Development

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Safety Management Systems

Other areas of interest: Health and Wellness

Michelle Stonley CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Merseyside

Primary professional specialism: Construction

Other professional areas of specialism: Social housing

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Demolition

Other areas of interest: Construction

Jamie Sutherland-Pownall CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Health and safety within the corporate, engineering and high hazard industries

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Strategic leadership approaches, career development of others, and researching how societal demographics may influence risk decision making