Graham Parker became IOSH's 50th President following the Institution's AGM at the conference. You can read more about Graham at http://www.iosh.co.uk/News/Graham-Parker-becomes-President.aspx
Bridget Gilmour was one of 35 IOSH members given Fellowship awards. The others included Andrew Rippington, Diana Salmon, Malcolm Shiels, Steve Sumner, Shahram Vatanparast, Tony Vozniak, Roger Ward, Peter Watson and Sandra Wilson. Former IOSH CEO Cyril Barratt was also given an Honorary Fellowship (2/2)
Geraldine McGovern was one of 35 IOSH members given Fellowship awards. The others included David Bass, Andrew Berry, Craig Birse-Archbold, Steven Boucher, Ange Brelu-Brelu, Jackie Cambridge, Paul Chappell, Stephen Cole, Graham Cowan, Graham Frobisher, Michael Gee, Ewhen Hasioszyn, Simon Hatson, Angela Hayden, Anthony Hayward, James Henderson, Clinton Horn, Richard McIvor, Robert Murphy, Jacqueline O’Neill, Helen Pearson, Tony Quayle, Peter Quirk and Stephen Race (1/2)
There were a number of drop in clinics at including one where delegates could get to meet and chat to the Presidential team.
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Leadership expert and corporate adviser Dr John Izzo provided the Keynote Address at IOSH which was held at ExCeL London on June He discussed the need for people to take responsibility for their actions, including their safety and health at work.
Two major initiatives planned as part of IOSH's strategy were presented to Council during break-out sessions at Hothorpe Hall conference centre: a framework to help members and business develop the skills required for the delivery of good health and safety advice; and the new official magazine for members, set to launch in the New Year.
Graham Parker was voted in as IOSH's next President Elect. Graham will take on his role in November 2015 before becoming President in November 2016. He said: "I have to say how proud and humbled I am that IOSH Council have elected me as President Elect. This is the highest honour your institution can bestow upon you. I am looking forward to serving IOSH and the profession in my term with an approach of honest, pragmatic communication."
The annual dinner was staged at the end of the first day. The newly-confirmed Presidential team (from left: Immediate Past President Tim Briggs, President Karen McDonnell and President Elect Graham Parker) were in attendance.