The committee

Kevin Bywater

Kevin Bywater MBE - Group Chair

Works as a Health & Safety Manager of Shropshire Group (UK) Farms

Completed 22 years military service before joining a very large farming and food processing company, with substantial and expanding UK and international interests in USA, Spain, Czech Republic, Senegal to name but a few.

Kevin is a very active Health and Safety manger across the farming operations and is also responsible for auditing across the Group along with key involvement on very large building projects around various company sites throughout the UK.

Work role covers a vast area across East Anglia, and involves:

  • Green House operation
  • Planting
  • Harvesting
  • Processing
  • Dispatch work
  • Management of Migrant Workers

Works on a European project on Combine Safety. Has worked closely with the HSE in training new inspectors on agricultural machinery.

Has worked closely with the HSE in training new inspectors on agricultural machinery.

He has presented to IOSH a session on the Management of Migrant Workers from a front line Safety Managers perspective.

Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers

Been involved with LEAF for the annual National Farm Sundays

Alan Plom




Alan Plom - Vice Chair and Comms Co-ordinator

Alan Plom 'retired' (early) from HSE in 2011 where he had worked in a variety of field inspectorate and HQ/Policy posts over 32 years.  Having joined HSE in 1979 as an Agricultural Inspector he was pleased to end his HSE career as Head of Safety Section in HSE's Agriculture & Food Sector - where he lead nationally on safety issues in agriculture and the land-based industries, including:

• farming
• forestry
• arboriculture
• amenity/landscaping and
• aquaculture

He is now a Rural Training Organiser in Bedfordshire and surrounding areas and also an independent health and safety consultant.

He is also an active Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, serving on their national Council and Branch Committee.

Adam Meredith

Elizabeth Creed

Tina Morgan

Caroline Neville

Carl Powell

Craig Long