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Content and Editorial Panel

The purpose of this panel is to help IIRSM plan and disseminate valuable content to members via its online and printed channels.  The panel's responsibilities include:

  • Agreeing the themes and forward features for The Sentinel.
  • Providing industry insights, thought leadership and commentary.
  • Working with the technical advisory network to generate features, articles and technical content.
  • Contributing to and disseminating topical and timely news stories via social media.
  • Identifying relevant authors and interviewees.
  • Feeding into the content of the monthly eNewsletter.
  • Planning and co-ordinating technical and white papers.

Panel members must have a broad knowledge of their sector and a passion to help us deliver excellent content to our members.  Time commitments can vary and participation can be via video conferencing.

The panel

Steve Fowler MIIRSM, Chair

Steve provides consultancy services specialising in international business strategy, risk and resilience, occupational health and safety, and change management. He is a prolific writer on risk management and business strategy, risk in major projects, international development and on competency standards for the risk management profession.

John Nelson FIIRSM

John’s philosophy is about actively creating the conditions for people to realise and deliver their potential. He has an evangelical nature, championing HSE so that it is accepted as an enabler delivering a service through the eyes of the customer both internally and externally with a high level of creative, solution-based thinking. John believes in the opportunities HSE brings and the positive impact on brand and reputation, the bottom line, the customer experience and repeat business.  

Jonathan Gawthrop FIIRSM MSc

Jonathan is Board Director for leading FM Company EMCOR UK. He is responsible for the development and practical application of their corporate strategy for, safety, sustainability and governance at enterprise level and is a PhD student researching organisational health and wellbeing.

Paul Bussey MIIRSM

Paul is a Senior Technical Consultant architect at AHMM (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris) with specialist expertise within the fields of Fire Engineering, Construction Design and Management (CDM) and Accessible Design combined with considerable experience in the interpretation and implementation of Building Regulations, British Standards and Codes of Practice and has many years of practical architectural design experience on a diverse range of projects and sectors.

Graham Parker FIIRSM

As CEO of ConsultSafe Ltd, Graham is able to share his experience as a global leader within the occupational safety and health world with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of high and low risk environments in both private and public sectors. His background in health and safety includes strategic OSH management for real estate, FM, logistics, aviation and general health and safety management sectors. 

Laura Aucott

Laura is Associate Director of HSE Recruitment and Executive Network Group. With over a decade of experience of recruiting Safety and Risk professionals, Laura is passionate about progressing the industry by partnering with truly inspirational people and networks.

Scott Middleton FIIRSM, RSP

Scott currently works as a health and safety specialist at NHS Grampian providing advice, training and support on a wide range of health and safety related risks that face the organisation to a large and very diverse workforce. He is also a Fellow of the IIRSM and attains IIRSM’s Recognised Safety Practitioner (RSP) status.

David Cameron, Managing Editor

David is chairman and owner of Connect Communications, one of the UK’s leading communications and publishing companies.  Connect Communications help their clients to deliver engaging content digitally and in print. 

Would you like to be a guest panelist?

Meetings are held six times per year.  Guest panelists are invited to join meetings on a regular basis.  Contact the Head of Member Value, Sabreena Roberts, if you are interested in getting involved, either with the panel or the peripheral network of contributors.