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

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)

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)

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 #IOSH2016, including one where delegates could get to meet and chat to the Presidential team.

There were a number of drop in clinics at #IOSH2016, including one where delegates could get to meet and chat to the Presidential team.

The Mapeley property 'con' - how we privatised aggressive tax avoidance

The Mapeley property 'con' - how we privatised aggressive tax avoidance

Leadership expert and corporate adviser Dr John Izzo provided the Keynote Address at IOSH 2015, which was held at ExCeL London on 16-17 June 2015. He discussed the need for people to take 100% responsibility for their actions, including their safety and health at work.

Leadership expert and corporate adviser Dr John Izzo provided the Keynote Address at IOSH 2015, which was held at ExCeL London on 16-17 June 2015. He discussed the need for people to take 100% 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.

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."

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.

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.


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The next election for Council membership will start in March 2016 . Anyone interested in putting themselves forward for nomination can contact IOSH by emailing laura.miles@iosh.co.uk . A full list of Council’s current membership can be found on the IOSH website under 'About us'.

The next election for Council membership will start in March 2016 . Anyone interested in putting themselves forward for nomination can contact IOSH by emailing laura.miles@iosh.co.uk . A full list of Council’s current membership can be found on the IOSH website under 'About us'.

IOSH Affiliate and Council's newest member, Mary Lawrence, is a solicitor who defends companies after serious health and safety incidents. She said: "Joining Council has provided me with a great opportunity to meet new people and has given me some really good ideas. It's also been interesting to see the framework and plans for the new magazine."

IOSH Affiliate and Council's newest member, Mary Lawrence, is a solicitor who defends companies after serious health and safety incidents. She said: "Joining Council has provided me with a great opportunity to meet new people and has given me some really good ideas. It's also been interesting to see the framework and plans for the new magazine."

Council member Ciaran Delaney said: "Council is a conduit between the corporate side of IOSH and the membership side. Members can use us to raise issues with IOSH management and IOSH can then use us as ambassadors to take messages back to members."

Council member Ciaran Delaney said: "Council is a conduit between the corporate side of IOSH and the membership side. Members can use us to raise issues with IOSH management and IOSH can then use us as ambassadors to take messages back to members."

Council member Lawrence Bamber said: "If you are a member of IOSH and went to your branch with a problem, your branch can point you in the direction of a Council member who can represent you at Council. "It's important we get the message out there to members about how we are representing them."

Council member Lawrence Bamber said: "If you are a member of IOSH and went to your branch with a problem, your branch can point you in the direction of a Council member who can represent you at Council. "It's important we get the message out there to members about how we are representing them."

Council member Teresa Budworth said: "IOSH Council represents the 44,000 IOSH members.  It puts the membership at the heart of decision-making about the strategy of the Institution and the future of a profession that we are all proud to be a part of."

Council member Teresa Budworth said: "IOSH Council represents the 44,000 IOSH members. It puts the membership at the heart of decision-making about the strategy of the Institution and the future of a profession that we are all proud to be a part of."

Andy Lo, founder chair of IOSH's Hong Kong Branch, said: "I was encouraged to join the Council with one objective - to form a linkage between Hong Kong and the UK. This was an opportunity for me to help bring IOSH's Hong Kong members and the UK closer together."

Andy Lo, founder chair of IOSH's Hong Kong Branch, said: "I was encouraged to join the Council with one objective - to form a linkage between Hong Kong and the UK. This was an opportunity for me to help bring IOSH's Hong Kong members and the UK closer together."

President Elect Dr Karen McDonnell, who chaired the meeting, said: “Council brings together people from around the world for face-to-face discussions in which we can help shape the future of the profession. It provides an opportunity to be at the leading edge in terms of understanding the organisation and representing the views of the wider membership."

President Elect Dr Karen McDonnell, who chaired the meeting, said: “Council brings together people from around the world for face-to-face discussions in which we can help shape the future of the profession. It provides an opportunity to be at the leading edge in terms of understanding the organisation and representing the views of the wider membership."

Past President Nick Cornwell-Smith said: “Council is the members’ voice. IOSH is a large organisation of 44,000 members and we cannot all sit in the room, so you need a body to represent the views of the members. Council comes from a wide variety of employment backgrounds and from different industries. It gives us a broad scope of views and experiences.”

Past President Nick Cornwell-Smith said: “Council is the members’ voice. IOSH is a large organisation of 44,000 members and we cannot all sit in the room, so you need a body to represent the views of the members. Council comes from a wide variety of employment backgrounds and from different industries. It gives us a broad scope of views and experiences.”

The skills behind successful networking were shared by Heather White of Smarter Networking Ltd

The skills behind successful networking were shared by Heather White of Smarter Networking Ltd

Delegates explored the issue of committee resilience with the help of Simon Hatson, who chairs the IOSH East Anglia Branch and Offshore Group.

Delegates explored the issue of committee resilience with the help of Simon Hatson, who chairs the IOSH East Anglia Branch and Offshore Group.

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