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In accordance with parliamentary procedures for a public appointment, the Transport Select Committee will hold a pre-appointment scrutiny hearing with Collier later this year, after which a final decision on his nomination will be made.
The new chair is expected to take up the post on 1 January 2019 and transport secretary Chris Grayling said he expects to appoint Collier as a non-executive member of the board for a brief period before he takes up the role.
Glaister will step down at the end of 2018 after three years and will return as a non-executive director on the ORR's board. He has served as chair in an interim capacity since December 2015, when former chair Anna Walker stepped down.
In a statement, the Department for Transport (DfT) said Collier "demonstrated an outstanding range of skills and a distinguished record in delivering for transport users following a high-flying career in aviation".
Collier was chief executive of London City Airport since 2012 until resigning recently and before that he spent seven years as the chief executive of Dublin Airport Authority. He is a non-executive board member of aviation company The Royal Schiphol Group and of ground support equipment services provider TCR International NV.
Grayling said Collier brings "a wealth of transport sector knowledge", adding that he was "confident he will be able to tackle the diverse range of issues that the regulator covers".
He continued: "I would like to thank Stephen Glaister for his work. He has played a distinguished role as chair, bringing important leadership during the 2018 periodic review process, which will set the regulatory framework and funding for Network Rail for the next five-year control period."
Both men, known only as 1A and 1B as their identities are protected by an anonymity order, deny failing to take reasonable care for the safety and health of those who took part in the march. On 13 July 2013 Corporal James Dunsby and Lance Corporals Edward Maher and Craig Roberts were on a training march trying out for places in the SAS reserve. The part-time reservists had few opportunities to refill their water bottles and, as the temperature rose to 27°C, they fell ill and collapsed.
Judge had been on “special leave” since 15 June, when the HSE’s director for regulation, David Snowball, was appointed acting chief executive. He will continue in that role until further notice. In a short statement the HSE said Judge left his post on 17 August, having led the organisation since November 2014. Judge joined the HSE from the government agency the Insolvency Service, where he was inspector general and chief executive.
At the start of the day, Mark Gallagher, founder and chief executive of Performance Insights, explained how the death of sporting icon Ayrton Senna at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix triggered a reappraisal of safety in Formula 1 motor racing, the lessons from which have been cascaded through motor sport and its supply chain. But Gallagher warned that the 20 years without a fatality in Formula 1 which those lessons made possible, ended with the death of Jules Bianchi in 2015.
Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE) analysed rail passengers’ use of free WiFi on Chiltern Railways-operated commuter routes between London and Birmingham and London and Aylesbury. The survey of 5,000 passengers found that many used their journey to “catch up” with work before or after their working day. Interviews with respondents also revealed that a large number used this buffer period to, for example move from being a parent getting children ready for school to their management role.
Starting in early 2019, the HASANZ scholarships will be awarded annually to people already working in safety and health who want to undertake higher-level qualifications, and to graduates who want to pursue careers in health and safety.A joint survey carried out in 2017 by HASANZ and PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand found that demand for qualified OSH advisers outstrips supply in many areas, and that the country’s OSH workforce is ageing. The survey results indicated that more than 50% of OSH professionals are over 50 years of age and nearing retirement.