Future Leaders Stories

We’ve asked members of our Future Leaders Community to let us know what they think about it. Those within the community are from a wide range of backgrounds and have experienced varying routes to IOSH Membership. Check out the stories below.

Cindy Bell  "The Conference is an amazing opportunity to meet and network"

The Future Leaders Community provides me with the opportunity to network with other like-minded Future Leaders and to involve directly in the shaping of the community.

As a Future Leaders Steering Group member, I was encouraged to share my views in the shaping of the community which helps IOSH to establish contents that are relevant and invaluable for Future Leader members’ personal and professional developments.

By attending the conference, you are supporting young members’ involvements in Health and Safety. The Future Leaders Conference in November 2019 provided myself and other members the opportunity to gain information on the key skills required in becoming the Future Leader. The conference provides the opportunity for members to learn from the speakers, exchange ideas / experiences with other members as well as to seek advice from other senior members.

The Conference is an amazing opportunity to meet and network with other members from various industry. Above all, you will be able to meet the IOSH team who work relentlessly in making the community a big success as it is right now.

Cindy Bell  | SHE Advisor (North Region)


Joanne Lund "I believe this community can really shape the future of health and safety"

If you’re thinking of joining the Community, don’t hesitate! Anddon’t have any nagging doubts. There is a forum where we can introduce ourselves and from there the world can be our oyster.

IOSH has provided us with a platform to meet like-minded and passionate people who can work together to become the future face of health and safety,” she explained. “The more people who engage with the Future Leaders Community, the more of a powerful position we’ll be in to make a real difference to the future of the profession.

I would recommend the Future Leaders Community to any new professional out there. The community is an incredible platform for new and aspiring health and safety professionals. 

Together, over the years, I believe this community can really shape the future of health and safety and this is such a perfect platform, one which I am so thankful to be part of. Thank you IOSH!

Joanne Lund  | Interim Site Health and Safety Projects Coordinator with Allied Bakeries Stockport

Dominic Jackson "Health and safety can feel quite intimidating when you are just starting your career"

IOSH has been a crucial support throughout my journey right from the start. There is so much support available: from regular news, magazines and information updates; local and national events; competency assessments; and mentoring opportunities, you couldn't really ask for a better support network within an industry community.

I think IOSH's Future Leaders Community is a fantastic initiative to promote, influence and support fellow OSH professionals emerging into the industry.

Health and safety can feel quite intimidating when you are just starting your career, but this fantastic community helps you to develop and build life-long support networks and enhance your skills and knowledge.

Dominic Jackson  | Health and Safety Advisor at Dyson

To find out more about the Future Leaders Community make sure you read the information provided here. If you would like to share your story then email us at FutureLeaders@iosh.com.