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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 Akhil Ananthakrishnan, CMIOSH Jonathan Backhouse, CFIOSH
Stan Brown, CFIOSH Mary Charteris, CMIOSH Iain Collins, CMIOS
Simon Donnelly, CFIOSH Asuman Erkul, CMIOSH George Gelston, CMIOSH
Declan Gibney, CFIOSH Jessy Gomes, CMIOSH Natasha Graham, CMIOSH
Keith Hole, CFIOSH Anne Isaacs, CMIOSH Matthew Jackson, CFIOSH
Mark James, CMIOSH Robert Jukes, Grad Jason Kamalu, CMIOSH
Tom Lane, Tech IOSH Melissa Mark-Joyce, CMIOSH Dr Karen McDonnell, CFIOSH
Andrew McNair, CMIOSH Akeem Mustapha, CMIOSH Kelly Nicoll, CMIOSH
Oguntayo Olufunmilayo, Grad IOSH Michelle Pitkin, CMIOSH Mansoor Poozhithodi, CFIOSH
David Porter, CFIOSH Lucy Pritchard, Tech IOSH Stephen Pulling, CFIOSH
Mehboob Reza, CFIOSH Dr Julie Riggs, CFIOSH Diana Salmon, CFIOSH
Ria Sooknarine, Grad Jamie Sutherland-Pownall, CMIOSH Lino Yohannan, CFIOSH

 

Click on each member to read more about them. Some bios include video

 

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

Akhil Ananthakrishnan CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Associated geographical region(s): Anywhere in India

Primary professional specialism: Oil and gas

Other professional areas of specialism: Construction, event safety, metals and mining

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Health and safety training

Other areas of interest: Health and safety career mentoring, health and safety assurance, ISO45001

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

 

Declan Gibney CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dublin, Ireland

Associated geographical region(s): Gorey, Ireland

Primary professional specialism: Safety management systems

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Fire

Jessy Gomes CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: London, United Kingdom

Associated geographical region(s): Paris, France

Primary professional specialism: CDM, health, safety, and wellbeing

Other professional areas of specialism: Organisational learning, knowledge management, system thinking, emotional intelligence

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Mental health, women's occupational health, diversity, and inclusion

Other areas of interest: Maternity and parents, and return to work wellbeing

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

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

 

Matthew Jackson CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Primary professional specialism: General occupational safety and health

Other professional areas of specialism: Engineering and construction

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Behavioural based safety

Other areas of interest: Leadership

 

Mark James CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Essex, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Behavioural safety

Other professional areas of specialism: EHS management systems and infrastructure

 

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

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

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

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

Julie Riggs CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Cannock, United Kingdom

Primary professional specialism: Strategic leadership and delivery

Other professional areas of specialism: Learning and development, life long learning, accessibility and inclusion

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Health and wellbeing including mental resilience, indoor air quality and correlation with public health

Other areas of interest: International standards and practices, modern slavery, and economic benefits of OHS

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

Jamie Sutherland-Pownell 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