Future Leaders Steering Group

The Future Leaders Community is supported by the Future Leaders Steering Group. The Steering Group helps make sure content, resources and events are relevant for the Community.

Meet the Future Leaders Community Steering Group

Chloe Hughes - Student Member

Health and Safety Graduate - Rolls-Royce

Chloe is currently employed within a leadership development role as a health and safety graduate at Rolls-Royce. Having completed a BSc in Public Health and Nutrition Chloe’s interests in health and safety continues as and she is now in the process of completing her dissertation for an MSc in Occupational Safety Health and Wellbeing.

Chloe has a keen interest in employee wellbeing and its impact on safety behaviour and culture within the workplace. Chloe is currently a Student Member of IOSH but on completion of her MSc she is hoping to gain GradIOSH membership and will begin working towards her goal of becoming chartered.

Chloe is excited to be part of the IOSH future leadership community and is hoping to inspire, encourage and support those looking to commence a career in health and safety and gain experience and share best practice with the health and safety leaders of the future.

Hayley Wright Tech IOSH

OHSE Audit & Assurance Lead at Defence Equipment & Support – Ministry of Defence

Hayley currently holds the position of OHSE Audit & Assurance Lead at Defence Equipment & Support (MOD).

Having studied law at university, with specialism in environmental law, Hayley wanted a career that offered variety, challenge and progression, which was realised when she began a career in QSHE in one of the UK’s largest logistics companies.

After being selected for an emerging management talent programme, Hayley quickly progressed into a safety manager role for a multimillion-pound contract and was the youngest member of the contract’s senior management team. Hayley’s credibility and tenacity saw her deliver strong OHS performance in what was a predominantly male environment.

Understanding the challenges young (particularly female) future leaders may face, Hayley joined to the FLC Steering Group to advocate IOSH and support those who are early in their health and safety careers.

James MacPherson Grad IOSH

HSE Manager - Glass and Glazing Federation

James is a Health and Safety professional, and in his spare time he hosts a health, safety and wellbeing podcast and YouTube channel called Rebranding Safety.

After 8 years in safety he started the podcast, born out of frustration of over complicated systems and safety ‘gone mad’ practices and perceptions. James took it upon himself to publish his opinions, conversations, and interviews with amazing guests like IOSH’s own President Andrew Sharman.

Having been a member of IOSH for many years and engaging with IOSH heavily via social media and webinars, he has found the local meetings difficult to relate to and wants to use his time with the future leaders’ group to help IOSH evolve for the next generation.

Jason Kamalu CMIOSH

Health Safety & Environment Manager - Wacot Ltd

Jason is currently the Health Safety and Environment Manager for WACOT Ltd, a Food and Agribusiness company of the TGI group. Prior to this, he worked in Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd as HSE Manager and Chevron Nigeria Ltd where he started his Career.

Jason is passionate about professional development and as a Chartered Member of IOSH he actively works as a volunteer with other executives to build the network, influence the OHS community, drive OHS advocacy and mentor early career HSE professionals.

Jason believes the OHS Profession should evolve with “the future of work” and joins the IOSH FLC steering group to help progress the future of occupational safety and health.

Liam Kelly Grad IOSH

Lead SHEQ Advisor - Actavo

Liam is currently the Lead SHEQ advisor in Northern Ireland working across the Network and In-home business for two telecoms giant – Virgin Media and Sky.

Having started his career as a labourer, on large scale construction sites. Liam has worked tirelessly to build a successful career as an OSH Professional and achieve his Grad IOSH status. Being a member of IOSH has helped Liam structure his career in line with the membership framework. His goal is to continue with his own development and the development of others to achieve the CMIOSH status.

Liam hopes that being part of the Future Leaders Community, will allow him to Network and learn from his peers while also bring some of his own experiences to the community. As a future leader Liam hopes to assist with helping the community reach their goals and develop a clear vision for the future.

Philip Lancashire Grad IOSH

Health and Safety Advisor - Games Workshop

After completing his university degree in 2014 Philip started his career in as a health and safety advisor within the manufacturing industry. After gaining more experience within the sector Philip is now the Safety, Health and Environmental Manager for Building Product Design Ltd and looks after all the business sites within the UK.

Philip is now a Graduate member of IOSH and his goal is to become chartered to continue to grow his own experience and knowledge.

Philip became a member of the IOSH Future Leaders Community Steering Group as he wants to support and guide new health and safety professionals like himself to be ready and prepared for the continuously changing future of the health and safety industry.

Robert Jukes Tech IOSH

Health, Safety and Environment Manager - Wax Lyrical

Robert is currently employed as Health, Safety and Environment Manager for Wax lyrical, the UK’s largest home fragrance manufacturer and part of the Portmeirion Group. Currently he is in the process of completing an MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Robert is a supporter of the IOSH Mentoring program and is involved on the committee with his local IOSH Branch and is involved in promoting Health and Safety as a first career choice with local schools and colleges.


As Chair of the Environment Resource Forum, a North West based Environmental focus group to improve Environmental performance & sustainable waste management and Committee member of the Keswick to Barrow Charity Walk which raises £100,000's annually for local and national charities.


Sunit Atwal Tech IOSH

London Regional Health and Safety Manager - Unite Students

Throughout her career, Sunit's goal as a health and safety professional has been to have an impact on our industry by changing people’s perception of our field. She is committed to being a facilitator with a “yes, if” approach and making healthy and safety fun, relatable and engaging. 

Sunit believes that IOSH has been pivotal in her career development, by teaching her how to be a health and safety professional. It was the 2019 IOSH Future Leaders Conference which Sunit credits as having the greatest impact on her career to date, by helping her to find her voice and develop her personal brand.

Sunit is excited to share her experience and inspire the next generation of health and safety professionals, so that together we can continue to enhance our industry.


Former Future Leaders Community Steering Group

2019 - 2020

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Future Leaders Community Steering Group for 2019-2020. Through their hard work and committed volunteering they played a key role in shaping the Future Leaders Community. They helped launch the community to the membership, created the discussion forum and directly supported with the planning and delivering the inaugural Future Leaders Conference.

Cindy Bell Tech IOSH - SHE Advisor, Greggs

Sarah James Tech IOSH - Assistant Health and Safety Advisor, Carney Consultamcy

Jamie Laing Grad IOSH - Group Safety Business Partner, Sainsbury's Group

Blake May Tech IOSH - Compliance Manager, Transport for Wales

Rajasekhar Reddy KV Grad IOSH - HSE Manager, Larsen and Toubro Limited

Hollie Ridley Grad IOSH - Health and Safety Manager, LM JV

Tom Wike CMIOSH - Health and Safety Manager (Events) - The Football Association