Our leaders

Vincent Ho CFIOSH, IOSH President

Dr Vincent Ho is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH with over 35 years of experience in transportation, nuclear and defence industries specializing in probabilistic risk assessment, fire risk assessment, system safety and assurance, ERM, as well as security analysis. He works for the Hong Kong based MTR Corporation as its Head of Corporate Safety overseeing safety governance for all MTR railway and property operations in Hong Kong, as well as in Sweden, UK, Australia, and China. Vincent is an Adjunct Professor teaches risk management and safety in MSc and BSc programmes in Hong Kong.

Vincent actively promotes the applications of risk management in enhancing safety; he is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety, and he had served as the President of International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management from 2008 to 2010. Vincent served in the Council between 2009-2015 and as VP between 2015-2017. He is a former Chair of IOSH Hong Kong Branch, and was awarded the IOSH Presidents Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and 2008. Vincent holds BS(Hons), MS, PhD, and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport, and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

Andrew Sharman CFIOSH, IOSH President Elect

Andrew Sharman

Andrew is Chief Executive of RMS, a global consultancy specializing in organizational safety culture and leadership.Prior to forming RMS Andrew spent almost 20 years holding H&S leadership roles for several international blue chip companies gaining experience of more than 100 countries around the globe.Proud to be a Chartered Safety Practitioner and Chartered Fellow of IOSH, Andrew is also a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management; Fellow of the Institute of Directors; and a Member of the Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association. He served as Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Board of IOSH between 2008-2014, Vice President 2016-2018, and previously held roles as Branch Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair of the Edinburgh Branch of IOSH.

Andrew holds Masters degrees in Industrial Psychology & Organizational Behaviour and also in International Health & Safety Law. He is Professor of Leadership & Safety Culture at the Centre for Executive Development at INSEAD, France and also teaches at CalTech (California, USA) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

Author of 8 books on safety behaviour, culture, leadership, and wellbeing, he speaks regularly at professional conferences on these topics. His 2014 TED talk continues to change perceptions of risk and fear in modern society and has now been watched by over 10,000 people.

Far from risk-averse, Andrew loves adventure sports including paragliding, sea kayaking and swimming with sharks.

Craig Foyle CFIOSH, IOSH Immediate Past President

Craig FoyleCraig is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH (CFIOSH) and has over twenty-five years’ experience in engineering construction for the chemical, food and drink and pharmaceutical industries. He specialises in project safety management, training and management systems. Craig has been a director of Foyle Safety & Management Limited since 2009, providing SHE management consultancy support for multi-national clients across the world. In addition, he also lectures on health and safety management at the University of Hull.

Craig has been an active member of IOSH for many years and has supported the branch network in various roles, including the Chair of the Humber Branch, and continues to support the committee. He is passionate about trying to raise the profile of safety and health practitioners and consultants and is the Vice Chair of the Consultancy Group, acting as the Chair from 2013 to 2017 before taking over as President Elect in 2016. He took over the role of President of IOSH in November 2017 and is engaging with members, business and other stakeholders to drive IOSH forward.

Vice Presidents

Bridget Gilmour CFIOSH
Michelle Muxworthy CFIOSH
Louise Hosking CMIOSH
Jonathan Hughes CMIOSH
James Quinn CMIOSH
Tim Eldridge CMIOSH

Dr Bill Gunnyeon CBE, IOSH Chair of Board of Trustees

Dr Bill GunnyeonDr Bill Gunnyeon CBE was appointed Chief Medical Adviser, Director for Health and Wellbeing and Chief Scientist at the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions in 2005, leading the health and work agenda within government for nearly a decade.

During his time at DWP he developed a deep understanding of health and safety regulation from six years as director level sponsor of the Health and Safety Executive, overseeing the Government response to the Löfstedt review of health and safety legislation and playing a key role in the development of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Dr Gunnyeon was confirmed as IOSH Chair of Board of Trustees at a meeting of the chartered body’s governing council in February 2016.

In the role, he will be instrumental in shaping the future of the safety and health profession, working with IOSH members to deliver a new strategy for the leading professional body.

Bev Messinger, IOSH Chief Executive

Bev Messinger is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has a wealth of experience in people development and HR. Throughout her career she has shown considerable financial and management experience and corporate leadership and governance in complex stakeholder environments.

Bev became IOSH Chief Executive in October 2016, with her top priority being working with IOSH Trustees and senior members on delivering the organisation’s new 2017-22 strategy. She was previously Senior Director – Business Improvement at water regulator Ofwat. Prior to that, she worked at Coventry City Council, as Corporate Director of Customer and Workforce Services and Head of Human Resources before becoming Acting CEO.

She has a strong interest in the voluntary sector, being a Trustee of Keyring, a national charity for adults with learning disabilities. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust.

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