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British Safety Council announces new chief executive

17 August 2015

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

Lynda Armstrong said: "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.

"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 organisation 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 United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, during which time he grew the business substantially, increasing profits and positioning the organisation to respond to increasing competition.”

On his appointment, Mike Robinson said: "I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chief Executive at an organisation 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 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 organisations, to help achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.”

Mike will be attending and speaking at the British Safety Council’s annual conference ‘Health and Safety – What’s Next’ on Wednesday 23 September in central London. This year’s annual conference will tackle key issues from across the health and safety landscape with safety as much as health at work in focus.