Sir Frank Davies Hon. FIIRSM
Sir Frank Davies has been Chairman or Director of several international companies. When NHS Hospital Trusts were formed, he became Chair of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, which was part of Oxford University Medical School, and held this position for 8 years. From 1993 to 1999 he was Chairman of the Health & Safety Commission, which makes the H & S regulations and is responsible for the Health & Safety Executive, which enforces their regulations. He believes that there is too much confusing red tape so it is not surprising that during his term of office, 40% of regulations were repealed. At the same time, the number of fatalities in all industries reduced to half.
Lord Hunt of Wirral Hon. FIIRSM
Lord Hunt of Wirral is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and an honorary fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management. In 2004 he became the first independent chairman of the Professional Standards Board of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and from 2007-2008 he was President of the CII. He is a Trustee of the British Occupational Health Research Foundation and, in December 2004, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Insurance Times. A leading authority on rehabilitation, he co-founded - and served as the first chairman of - the Case Management Society UK (CMSUK). He is a fully accredited CEDR mediator.
Paul Difford Hon. FIIRSM Paul Difford is a Senior Consultant and Principal Investigator with Neucom Ltd, a risk management and security consultancy. He spends his time either conducting major investigations or training industrial accident investigators and assists a diverse range of industries world-wide. He is also Director of Research & Development at the Institute of Industrial Accident Investigators and has spent the last 10 years producing contract research reports on every aspect of the investigative process. This work, forming part of the ‘IIAI Ten Year Study’, is currently being edited and compiled by Paul and will be available to the wider community within the next twelve months. An output of the work, the “Lead Accident Investigator’s Hand-book”, is expected to become the ‘must own’ text on the investigative process.
David Eves Hon. FIIRSM
David Eves CB, Hon. FIIRSM
David Eves is an Honorary Vice President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Vice President of Safety Groups UK, a member of RoSPA’s National Occupational Health and Safety Committee, an ambassador for NEBOSH, a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s Policy Development Board and a member of the Hazards Forum,
Since his retirement in 2002 from the HSE, where he was Deputy Director General and Chief Inspector, David has advised the Republic of Ireland’s Health and Safety Authority, the Labour Ministry of New South Wales, the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Health Protection Agency and various private sector companies as a consultant in regulatory matters. In 2007 he was appointed as the independent External Examiner for the University of Warwick’s Postgraduate Diploma in regulatory occupational health and safety.
David is co-author of “Questioning Performance: the director’s essential guide to health, safety and the environment” and author of "Disasters: learning the lessons for a safer world".
Professor Peter McKie CBE Hon. FIIRSM
Professor Peter McKie CBE is currently Managing Partner of PHM Associates (NI) Limited which operates globally and specialises in advising business leaders (at Board level )on how they can more effectively manage workplace health and safety. This follows a long and distinguished career with the Du Pont Corporation both in Europe and the United States. In the United Kingdom he was Managing Director and Chairman of Du Pont (UK) Limited. He sat as an advisor to Lord Cullen PC, who presided over the Ladbroke Grove Railway Inquiry.
He has held a number of public appointments having served on the Boards of the Department of Education’s Qualifications and Curriculum Agency and the Quality Assurance Agency. He has held the Chairmanship of the Department of Economic Development’s Industrial Research and Technology Unit (IRTU). In addition he has served on the Boards of the Ulster Bank Limited, the University Challenge Fund and the CBI. He is a visiting Professor at The Queen’s University of Belfast. From 2005 to 2011 Peter Chaired the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland. In October 2008 Professor McKie received the IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to improving standards in workplace health and safety globally.
Michael Clapham Hon. FIIRSM
Michael Clapham has had a long and varied political career. He was the treasurer of the Barnsley West and Penistone Constituency Labour Party since 1983 when he was elected as the MP there at the 1992 General Election; a seat he held for many years. He made his maiden speech, speaking on the concerns in the local coal mining industry, on 6 May 1992. Michael was a member of the Trade and Industry Committee from 1992 to 1997 and again since 2003; in between he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Alan Milburn following the 1997 general election. He was also Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Health and Safety until he resigned earlier this year following standing down as an MP.
Sir Bill Callahan Hon. FIIRSM
Sir Bill was appointed a member of the Legal Services Commission from 28 July 2008 and Chair from 1 September. Sir Bill was Chair, Health and Safety Commission for 8 years. He is also a serving magistrate. Much of Sir Bill's earlier career was focused in the Trade Union Congress (TUC) where he was the Chief Economist and Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department.
David Morris Hon. FIIRSM
After graduating from University in 1971, David joined HM Factory Inspectorate, which later became part of the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE). After a time as Head of Construction Operations in London and the South East he joined HSE’s Policy Unit and later became Head of Strategy and Management in HSE’s Strategy Division. He was later seconded to the Directorate of Railway Policy to lead HSE’s work on train protection, and other key recommendations of the Cullen Inquiry into the Ladbroke Grove disaster, and then joined HM Railway Inspectorate as head of its Safety Case and Network Rail Corporate Unit. David retired in 2010 as HM Deputy Chief Inspector of Railways, Office of Rail Regulation.
In 2002, David accepted an invitation to become Chairman of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), a position he held until March 2011. During his tenure, NEBOSH achieved substantial growth and is now recognised as the world leader in providing health and safety qualifications.
Professor Simon French Hon. FIIRSM
Simon French has recently become Director of the Risk Initiative and Statistical Consultancy Unit at Warwick University. He moves there from Manchester Business School, where he was Professor of Information and Decision Sciences.
Simon’s work on risk and decision analysis began with his early work on decision theory, which saw several papers on the mathematical foundations of rational decision making and the publication of his text on Decision Theory. That strand of work still continues in the background: e.g. his co-authored book on Statistical Decision Theory. However, his work has generally become more applied; looking at ways of supporting real decision makers facing major strategic issues.
Simon has worked with many regulators and organisations in the public sector: the Department of Health, the UK Food Standards Industry, the European Space Agency, the Health Protection Agency, and many parts of the nuclear industry. In all his work the emphasis is on multi-disciplinary approaches to solving real problems and the innovative use of technology in supporting decision making. He has a particular interest in supporting emergency management processes.
Geoffrey Podger Hon. FIIRSM
Geoffrey Podger has been Chief Executive of the HSE since November 2005, before which he was Executive Director of the European Food Standards Agency and Chief Executive of the UK Food Standards Agency.