New chief executive for the British Safety Council

British Safety Council

British Safety CouncilThe British Safety Council has appointed Mike Robinson as its new chief executive, with effect from September 1 2015.

Mr. Robinson has around 20 years of experience in leading international businesses and has worked across a number of sectors. Most recently, he has served as chief executive of the Global Navigation Solutions, and has also held the position at the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

The announcement was made by Lynda Armstrong OBE, chair of trustees at the British Safety Council, who said: “The Trustees congratulate Mike on his appointment and look forward to working with him and his colleagues to help the British Safety Council deliver sustained business success and help achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.

“We believe Mike’s leadership style and experience will be of great value to the British Safety Council at this stage of its journey and will be a real asset in leading the organisation through a comprehensive programme of business improvement. Mike has a real interest in occupational health and safety and is keen to make a difference in helping to keep people safe at work.”

Speaking about his appointment, Mike Robinson said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of chief executive at an organisation that for almost 60 years has played an important role in shaping the regulation and management of workplace health and safety. I am looking forward to working with the Trustees and my colleagues at British Safety Council, our many members both in the UK and internationally and stakeholders including the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other health and safety organisations, to help achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.”

Mr. Robinson will speak at the British Safety Council’s annual conference ‘Health and Safety – What’s Next’ on September 23 in central London. This year’s annual conference will tackle key issues from across the health and safety landscape with safety as much as health at work in focus.

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