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Messinger is former acting chief executive of Coventry City Council and corporate director of customer and workforce services and head of human resources at the council. She emerged from a very strong field of candidates, demonstrating considerable financial and management experience and corporate leadership and governance in complex stakeholder environments, said IOSH.
Also a non-executive director and vice chair of Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Messinger was previously a trustee of Keyring -- a national charity for adults with learning disabilities. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
One of Messinger's first tasks when she takes up her new post in October, succeeding interim chief executive Cyril Barratt, will be to guide IOSH through its adoption of a new five-year strategy.
IOSH chair of board of trustees Bill Gunnyeon said: "Through its membership, training, research, campaigns and public affairs activity, IOSH has a profile and complexity that requires strong, agile leadership.
"I'm delighted, therefore, that we've been able to appoint someone of Bev's calibre. The panel was greatly impressed by her and I'm extremely confident that she will be an excellent Chief Executive, perfectly suited to taking IOSH on the next stage of its journey. I am looking forward very much to working with her."
Messinger said: "Having managed health and safety across different workplace settings, I know at first-hand how IOSH and its members make a difference to the wellbeing of people at work.
"I am delighted to be joining the IOSH team and look forward to working with staff and members to deliver our next five-year strategy and achieve the goal of a healthy workplace for everyone, every day."
Speaking at IOSH 2016, at the ExCel in London, the institution’s policy director Shelley Frost said: “IOSH Blueprint is the global blueprint of competency for OSH, and will become the globally recognised benchmark for OSH skills and capability.”The framework, which has been two and a half years in development, has been used by 3,000 members since its beta launch just over three months ago.
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Data for the poll, Ramadan in the Middle East and North Africa Workplace, was gathered online between 17 and 29 May 2016 and involved more than 3,660 respondents.The survey found that 63.5% of observant Muslims believe that Ramadan lifts overall morale at work, while 56.3% noticed an increase in charitable activities in their firms during the month, during which they may not eat or drink between dawn and sunset. Some 53.7% socialised more with their co-workers.
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