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Four new Trustees join IOSH Board

IOSH is delighted to announce four new members of its Board of Trustees.

Anthony Blackman and Emma Dawkins have joined as independent trustees while Neil Edmunds CMIOSH and Paul Lindsay CMIOSH are member trustees.

They join seven other members of the Board, which is responsible for developing and setting IOSH’s strategic direction and ensuring efficient and effective governance and management of the Institution.

Anthony Blackman

Anthony has a deep interest in education, from qualification design and accreditation, through to training delivery, assessment strategy and evaluating performance.

His Non-Executive experience includes being Vice-Chair at Carers Support East Kent, Non-Executive Director at The British Contact Lens Association, Trustee at Kent Association for the Blind, Trustee at Vision Care for Homeless People and Lay Member at the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Anthony is Managing Director of Insight Optical Training Ltd, which he founded in 2017 to support the career ladder for everyone in the optics industry, providing training for dispensing opticians, optometrists, technicians, optical assistants, reception staff and sales representatives. He is also Managing Director of MyHealthCPD Ltd, a relatively recent spin-off company from Insight Optical Training which aims to spread CPD services to a wider healthcare audience of General Optical Council registered learners, with the strategy of reaching 20 different professions in the next five years.

He has recently completed the Certificate in Charity Law and Governance with the Chartered Governance Institute.

Emma Dawkins

Emma has 27 years’ experience across regulated education settings and awarding organisations. She is currently Director of Academic Delivery for NCUK, the trading subsidiary of Northern Consortium, a charity formed by a collective of UK universities to recruit and place international students that is in the process of seeking Ofqual recognition. She is also currently studying the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Leadership and has board experience as Director and Trustee at English Speaking Board International Ltd.

She has had a varied career, starting in retail management before moving into teaching. After qualifying as a teacher, she taught vocational business courses in Further Education.

Following this, she wanted to pursue a consultancy career and began working with awarding organisations on vocational qualifications. She was motivated to join IOSH as it deepens her involvement with vocational qualifications, and she resonates with IOSH’s work on mental health and wellbeing for homeworkers.

Neil Edmunds CMIOSH

After more than three decades leading OSH in high-risk sectors, Neil is semi-retired and offers consultancy support to organisations keen to understand their next steps to improve OSH performance.

He worked in the construction sector for the latter part of his career, leading OSH for the Wates Group, United Living, and the manufacturing business in Laing O’Rourke. He has also been an active member in industry associations and the Early Adopters Group following the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

During his time in the oil and gas sector, he spent five years in the HSE Offshore Safety Division, working in a team to develop and train inspectors in the safety management systems requirements for safety cases. He was also an operational inspector.

Neil has experience in volunteering, gaining an understanding and the importance of governance and assurance requirements. This includes being a chair of school governors, Samaritan responder and volunteer with Pure Insights supporting and mentoring care leavers.

Paul Lindsay MSc CMIOSH

Paul currently sits on the IOSH London Metropolitan Branch Construction Section Committee and has spent the past four-and-a-half years working as the Health Safety and Wellbeing Director on the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme.

During his 40-year career, Paul has worked for sub-contractors, principal contractors, project management consultants and client organisations.

After working in engineering, Paul made the move into OSH and has worked across many sectors including nuclear, rail, waste, electricity generation, and major civils and infrastructure. His career has seen him work in Mexico (Cota Azul Breakwater), Qatar (Doha Metro), Saudi Arabia (King Abdullah Financial District) as well as projects such as the 2012 London Olympics, Gerrards Cross, Greater Manchester Waste and Trans Pennine Rail Upgrade in the UK.

For more information about IOSH’s Board of Trustees, visit our website here.

Marcus Boocock
PR Lead
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