New IOSH President seeking to show health and safety “makes sense”
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Craig Foyle is the 51st President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
He hopes to draw on his vast experience in health and safety to drive IOSH forward and ensure its members are keeping pace with the evolving world of business.
He said: "To drive IOSH forward, we need to work together as one team -- members, volunteers and staff. I want us to engage with all our stakeholders -- members, business, trade associations, governments and other interested parties -- to make everyone realise that health and safety makes good business sense."
Craig's term in office comes as IOSH is beginning to deliver WORK 2022, its five-year strategy. The three pillars of this strategy are: enhancing the occupational safety and health profession; building strategic partnerships through collaboration; and strengthening IOSH's influence and impact globally.
Craig is a chartered fellow of IOSH. He has served on its Council since 2011 and has been heavily involved with its Consultancy Group and Humber Branch.
He is director of Foyle Safety & Management Ltd, which offers project safety management, training and interim safety and health management consultancy support. He also lectures on health and safety management at the University of Hull.
He added: "Being involved at various levels has enabled me to understand issues affecting the Institution and members as a whole. Furthermore, I have also realised how important it is for everyone to work together to achieve the desired goals.
"I am extremely honoured to be able to represent IOSH as President. This is a very exciting and pivotal time for our profession.
"We are, of course, all working towards the same goal of making the world of work safe and healthy so I am really looking forward to seeing how much we can achieve together as a team over the next year."
Craig was confirmed as IOSH President at its AGM at the ICC in Birmingham, UK on Tuesday 21 November. The meeting followed the conclusion of IOSH 2017, the body's two-day annual international conference.
At the AGM, Craig's predecessor Graham Parker was confirmed as Immediate Past-President, while Dr Vincent Ho took up the role of President Elect. The latter will succeed Craig as President in September 2018.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Hughes, James Quinn and Louise Hosking were confirmed as Vice-Presidents. Along with the Immediate Past President and President Elect, they will support Craig during his year in office.