The new CEO of safety and health’s leading professional body, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has declared that she will work with all members to build partnerships and further raise the organisation’s global profile as part of a new five-year strategy.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Bev Messinger, who commenced her post on October 3 following her departure from water regulator, Ofwat, will work with Trustees, staff and senior members on delivering IOSH’s ‘2017-2022 plan’.
Messinger said: “I was attracted to the role at IOSH as I believe I can make a difference to people’s lives. I would like to build on the strong history and credibility of IOSH and take it to the next level. Our Presidential team and wider membership do a great job in raising the profile of IOSH on the international stage. I intend to support them on this, building strategic partnerships and alliances which can enhance the drive to make workplaces across the globe safe and healthy.”
Taking over from organisation’s interim chief executive, Cyril Barratt, Messinger also intends to ensure that members continue to be provided with a ‘responsive customer service’, and that the Institution continues to be ‘modern and agile’.
IOSH currently has more than 45,000 members working across industry sectors in 120 countries.
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