Our leaders

Craig Foyle CFIOSH, IOSH 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.

Vincent Ho CFIOSH, IOSH President Elect

Vincent Ho

Prof Vincent Ho is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH with over 30 years of experience in transportation and nuclear industries specializing in quantitative 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. He 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 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, 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.

Graham Parker CFIOSH, IOSH Immediate Past President

Graham ParkerGraham Parker was IOSH President from November 2016 until 21 November 2017. He is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH and IIRSM Professional Member of ASSE and a Certified Member of BIFM, the professional body for facilities management. During a 21-year career in health and safety, Graham has specialised in logistics, aviation, real estate, facilities management, and general health and safety management.  

Graham has worked for Boots the Chemist, Yell, Aviation Defence International before joining Mapeley Estates Ltd, where he is Head of Health and Safety for one of the UK’s largest commercial property companies.

As an active member, he was part of the branch executive of the South Coast Branch before moving to the Thames Valley Branch, where he is the current Chair, and has served as Vice Chair.  In 2011, Graham was elected to Council of IOSH, previously being involved with the Networks Conference Members Advisory Panel, and chaired the judging panel of the ‘IOSH National Film and Television School Award’. Graham has represented IOSH on the ROSPA Sir George Earle Awards Panel and was appointed IOSH representative for the Safety Groups UK Management Committee. He was elected Vice President of IOSH in 2013 before becoming President Elect of the Institution in November 2015.

Vice Presidents

Andrew Sharman CFIOSH
Bridget Gilmour CFIOSH
Michelle Muxworthy CFIOSH
Louise Hosking CMIOSH
Jonathan Hughes CMIOSH
James Quinn 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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