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New chief executive for British Safety Council

Mike Robinson

Mike Robinson aims to help achieve the vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work 

LYNDA Armstrong OBE, chair of the Trustees of the British Safety Council, has announced the appointment of Mike Robinson as the Council’s new chief executive, with effect from 1 September 2015.

‘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,’ she said.

‘We believe Mike’s leadership style and experience will be of great value to the British Safety Council at this stage of its change journey, and will be a real asset in leading the organization 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.

‘In a previous role Mike was chief executive of the UK Hydrographic Office, during which time he grew the business substantially, increasing profits and positioning the organization to respond to increasing competition.’

Commenting on his appointment, Mike Robinson said: ‘I am delighted to be taking on the role of chief executive at an organization 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 the British Safety Council, our many members both in the UK and internationally, and stakeholders including the Health and Safety Executive and other health and safety organizations to help achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.’

Mr Robinson will be attending and speaking at the British Safety Council’s annual conference, ‘Health and Safety – What’s Next’, which takes place on Wednesday 23 September at Dexter House in central London. For full details visit: www.britsafe.org/whatsnext

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