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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.

Council minutes

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 click on the button below to email the Governance Team who will put you in touch.

Contact Council

 

James Quinn
CFIOSH
President

Chair of Council

 

Elected Council members:

Fraser Allan
CMIOSH

Akhil Ananthakrishnan
GradIOSH

Nick Cornwell-Smith
CFIOSH

Simon Donnelly
CMIOSH

Asuman Erkul
GradIOSH

Kate Field

CMIOSH

Declan Gibney
CMIOSH

Jessy Gomes
CMIOSH

Natasha Graham
CMIOSH

Keith Hole
CFIOSH

Anne Isaacs
CMIOSH

Matthew Jackson
CFIOSH

Mark James
CMIOSH

Binu Kalarickan
GradIOSH

Chris Knagg
CFIOSH

Mary Lawrence Affiliate

 

Dr Karen McDonnell
CFIOSH

 Oguntayo Olufunmilayo
(Funmi Adegbola)
GradIOSH

 Michelle Peate
CFIOSH

Joanne Price
CMIOSH 

Lucy Pritchard
TechIOSH 

Stephen Pulling
CFIOSH

Mehboob Reza
CFIOSH

Dr Julie Riggs
CFIOSH

Diana Salmon
CFIOSH

Daisy Silcock
TechIOSH

Alex Spinks
CMIOSH

Jamie Sutherland-Pownall
CMIOSH

 Neil Wallace
CFIOSH

Mike Watson
CFIOSH

Lino Yohannan
CMIOSH

 

 

 

     

Click on each member to read more about them. Some bio's include video

Fraser Allan CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Glasgow 

Primary professional specialism: Strategy

Other professional areas of specialism: Leadership

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Strategy 

Other areas of interest: Occupational Health

Akhil Ananthakrishnan GradIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dubai

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

Nick Cornwell-Smith CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Lincoln

Primary professional specialism: Retired - previously Police Head of Health, Safety, and Wellbeing

Asuman Erkul GradIOSH

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

 

Kate Field CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: London 

Associated geographical region(s): Herdon (USA), Toronto, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Dubai, Sydney, Madrid, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Tokyo

Primary professional specialism: ISO 45001, psychosocial hazards including stress, safety culture, ISO 39001, health and safety in BIM, workplace wellbeing, training

Other professional areas of specialism: Sustainable development goals, industry sectors including construction, health, food and retail, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, technology and ICT

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Occupational health and rehabilitation, mental health, incident investigation

Other areas of interest: Agriculture, research excellence, neuroscience

Declan Gibney CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dublin

Associated geographical region(s): Gorey

Primary professional specialism: Safety management systems

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Fire

Jessy Gomes CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: London

Associated geographical region(s): Paris

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

Associated geographical region(s): South region

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

Associated geographical region(s): London

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

Primary professional specialism: Facilities Management

Other professional areas of specialism: Fire Safety

 

Matthew Jackson CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dubai

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

Primary professional specialism: Behavioural safety

Other professional areas of specialism: EHS management systems and infrastructure

 

Binu Kalarickan GradIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dubai

Associated geographical region(s): Anywhere in India

Primary professional specialism: Health and safety

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning

Other areas of interest: Internet of things

 

Chris Knagg CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Lancashire

Primary professional specialism: Principal safety and health consultant

Other professional areas of specialism: Director

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Construction

Other areas of interest: Event management

Mary Lawrence Affiliate

Primary geographical location: Bristol

Primary professional specialism: Health and safety law

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Mental health and wellbeing

Other areas of interest: Fire safety and CDM

Karen McDonnel CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Edinburgh

Associated geographical region(s): Birmingham, London

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

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

Michelle Peate CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Dublin

Primary professional specialism: Occupational management

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Safety management systems

 

Joanne Price CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: Lamplugh near Cockermouth, Cumbria

Associated geographical region(s): Warrington, Cheshire

Primary professional specialism: ISO 45001, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 management systems

Other professional areas of specialism: Training

Personal area of interest within health and safety: ISO 45001 implementation and management

Lucy Pritchard TechIOSH

Primary geographical location: Worthing

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: Bracknell, Berkshire

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

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

Associated geographical region(s): Guildford

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

Daisy Silcock TechIOSH

Primary geographical location: Colwyn Bay 

Primary professional specialism: Training

Other professional areas of specialism: Consultancy

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Rca

Other areas of interest: Training

Alex Spinks CMIOSH

Primary geographical location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Primary professional specialism: Events industry

Other professional areas of specialism: Aviation safety

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Perception of cultural norms

Other areas of interest: Competence through communication

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

Neil Wallace CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Highlands and Islands

Associated geographical region(s): Scotland networks

Primary professional specialism: Civil engineering and construction

Other professional areas of specialism: Transportation, infrastructure, and renewable energy

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Collaboration with other professions and stakeholders

Other areas of interest: Climate change initiatives

Mike Watson CFIOSH

Primary geographical location: Scarborough East Riding of Yorkshire

Primary professional specialism: Assessing occupational health and safety competence

Other professional areas of specialism: Business management

Personal area of interest within health and safety: Mental health conditions of employees

Other areas of interest: Diversity and inclusion within the workplace