Chair of Trustees of the British Safety Council, Lynda Armstrong OBE has announced the appointment of Mike Robinson as the new chief executive of the British Safety Council.
With Robinson’s appointment due to come into effect from September 1, Armstrong commented: “The Trustees congratulate Mike on his appointment and look forward to working with him and his colleagues to help the British Safety Council deliver sustained business success and help achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.
“We believe Mike’s leadership style and experience will be of great value to the British Safety Council at this stage of its change journey and will be a real asset in leading the organisation through a comprehensive programme of business improvement.
“Mike has a real interest in occupational health and safety and is keen to make a difference in helping to keep people safe at work.
Robinson was previously chief executive of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, during which time he reportedly grew the business substantially, increasing profits and positioning the organisation to respond to increasing competition.
On his appointment, Mike Robinson said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chief Executive at an organisation that for almost 60 years has played an important role in shaping the regulation and management of workplace health and safety.
“I am looking forward to working with the Trustees and my colleagues at British Safety Council, our many members both in the UK and internationally and stakeholders including the Health and Safety Executive and other health and safety organisations, to help achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.”