Senior management changes for British Safety Council

Posted on 23 Dec 2014 by Jonny Williamson

The Trustees of the British Safety Council have announced that Alex Botha, the Council’s chief executive, has decided it’s time for a new challenge and is leaving the not-for-profit organisation.

Alex Botha, chief executive, British Safety Council.
Alex Botha, chief executive, British Safety Council.

During his nearly five years with the British Safety Council, Botha led a number of initiatives including improving engagement with members; refreshing the product and services portfolio; growing international activities; changing systems and processes; and ramping up its influence and communications activities.

He noted: “It is with a sad heart that I’m moving on from a great organisation, with good people, doing important work.

“However, I would like to take on new challenges and explore different opportunities in different sectors and the time is right to move on. I very much look forward to seeing the British Safety Council go from strength to strength as it plays a vital role in realising its vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.”

British Safety Council Chair of Trustees, Lynda Armstrong, thanked the departing chief executive for his contribution: “Alex has made a real difference to the organisation and during his tenure he led important changes which have strengthened our ability as an organisation to help keep workers, all over the world, healthy and safe.

“The Trustees, staff and I wish him success for his future endeavours where I am sure he will make a real impact.”

The Trustees have appointed Neal Stone, previously the British Safety Council’s policy and communications director, as acting chief executive and Joscelyne Shaw as acting policy and communications director.