Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee has an important role in helping us recruit to key positions in our governance structure.

The committee makes sure that we:

  • appoint the most suitable candidates, and
  • recruit through open, fair and professional processes.

This includes making recommendations to Council for positions such as:

  • member and independent Trustees
  • independent Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • members of Board committees
  • co-opted Council members.

The committee also oversees recruitment and elections for our Council, Vice-President and President-Elect.

Recruiting now

We are recruiting for a Nominations Committee Chair and committee members.

Committee members

Find out more about each committee member.


Laura Aucott

Associate Director and Client Engagement Director for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) recruitment and executive network group

"I am passionate about using my experience in health and safety recruitment to help move the industry forward. I speak daily to health and safety professionals while recruiting for clients. I've developed a good understanding of what makes an exceptional health and safety professional and what qualities work well in various leadership and decision-making positions."


Dr Jonathan Backhouse

Self-employed Chartered safety and health professional with over 20 years of experience working as a freelance consultant, educator, and scholar.

Member of IOSH since January 2005 and elected to Council in 2021.

"Joining the committee was an ideal opportunity to make a significant and positive difference to my community of practice and help IOSH maintain and improve the status of its members and the wider profession."


Richard Byrne

Group HSE and Fleet Director, Travis Perkins and non-executive director and trustee of The Extra Care Charitable Trust.

Member of IOSH for more than 20 years.

"I wanted to get involved with the Nominations Committee to help make sure IOSH continues to embrace more diverse thinking and to build on recent improvements in this area."


Stewart Crowe

Assistant Director of Health and Safety and interim Nominations Committee Chair

Member of IOSH for 21 years.

"I joined the Nominations Committee to influence and help shape the future of IOSH through the selection of the best candidates in central governance roles. Being able to communicate effectively and actively listen are the top skills that help to recruit the best people."



Lisa Fowlie

Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Manager for Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Member of IOSH for 25 years.

"It is always good to have an input and impact into the personal development of others. I have a genuine interest in recruitment and a MSc in Training and Human Resource Management, which gives me a good understanding and knowledge of recruitment processes."


Steve George

Regional Head of SHE (North) at Willmott Dixon

Member of IOSH since 1998.

"This is about giving something back to the institution. I am keen to ensure we are fairly represented across all the areas of IOSH and that the right individuals are selected to fill vacant positions as they arise."



Alan Haigh  

Research and Innovation Programme Manager at the European Commission, Brussels

Member of IOSH since 1997.

"I enjoy the interview process. Exploring the career experience of candidates and assessing to what extent it matches with the IOSH role profiles. Deliberating with colleagues is always an enriching experience, hearing and learning from different perspectives."


Melissa Mark-Joyce

Associate Director of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Labcorp

Member of IOSH for four years.

"I am deeply passionate about making a difference in the OSH profession. Being part of the Nominations Committee is an opportunity to influence selection to the IOSH Board, committees and Council. This supports IOSH to deliver on its charitable and strategic objectives to further enhance the profession and make the world a safer and healthier place."


Dominique Perrissin-Fabert

Head of Health, Safety and Security

Member of IOSH since 2005.

"I am very interested in ethical recruitment for a global organisation. This means how we conduct ourselves in a non-legal manner, as well as how we treat and appreciate all applicants given the cultural differences. A large part of a successful recruitment is understanding and clarifying what the organisation needs."


Andrea White

Fire engineer with own consultancy, AW Fire Ltd

Member of IOSH since 2001.

"I joined the Nominations Committee to gain a better understanding of how IOSH recruits into its governing roles. I have substantial experience of interviewing candidates for third-party accreditation and am always keen to offer candidates an environment where they can demonstrate their best self."