Financial Services - letter from the Chair

April 2020

I couldn’t be writing this at a more challenging time in recent history. Not just for Health and Safety but the whole fabric of life as we had come to appreciate it.  The challenges are enormous, and I struggle to understand the long-term implication of this, as am sure many of you do also.

However, before I get too engrossed in the subject of Covid-19, I would like to celebrate the contribution of our outgoing chair, Tony Bough.  Without his enthusiasm and determination, we would not have a sector specific group within the IOSH family which has already made a difference to many working within Financial Services across the globe.  Tony is hard act to follow and as the new chair I am determined to continue the work he started albeit probably in a different style

We have a great vice chair in David Rowbotham of BUPA and a committee of enthusiastic individuals who will ensure we bring you content to enhance your knowledge ad make you challenge the way we all work.

Which is what Covid-19 is doing. Who would have thought most of the working population would be working out of kitchens, spare rooms, garages and other empty space they can find at home. We need to ensure we support them, minimise the potential physical and mental issues this change poses.  It is going to be tough and we don’t know how long this change is with us, so we will be working to bring you content to help in this.

But it’s not all gloom, we shall look to bring other content to enhance the real world part of our roles so any areas we can support let any of the committee or myself know.  You can do this by contacted our Relationship Manager, Julie Littlejohns on Julie.littlejohns@iosh.com.

Please stay safe and follow the guidance on social distancing / isolation to ensure we reduce as much as possible the human collateral of this situation.

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Kind regards

Huw Jones, Chair