The following nominees are eligible for election to the Branch committee.
Name: Simon Hatson
Committee Role: Chair
Supporting statement: It is my wish to continue in the role of Chair to the East Anglia branch for fourth and final year to continue the ongoing work & development within the branch. Supporting the development of the committee and its hard-working members, further building upon the long term programmes for our members and ensuring that the Committee endeavour to reach as many of our members spread across the region as we can practically and effectively achieve.
Name: Angela Abbs
Committee Role: Secretary
Supporting statement: Seeking re-election as secretary.
Name: Neil Catton
Committee Role: Committee Member
Supporting statement: Having served on the Branch Committee for many years now, I do still feel I have a lot to offer to the Committee, experience to balance and support new ideas coming through. In addition, I serve on Council and will fulfil a role as a conduit from Branch to Council for membership matters, and I am also active in organising the Branch Annual Conference.
Name: Rachel Lambert
Committee Role: Treasurer
Supporting statement: Re-election.
Name: Rachel Marriott
Committee Role: Vice Chair
Supporting statement: I have been a Chartered Member of IOSH for 12 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Health and Safety Management in addition to a degree in Environmental Health. Previously, I was a member of the Retail and Distribution Group Committee and I maintain my CPD record. I have worked in Health and Safety for over 25 years and I have also run my own consultancy. My career began as an enforcement officer and was able to serve notices and prosecute for health and safety breaches. However, I felt that this limited my problem-solving opportunities and being able to work in partnership with others which is where my interests lie. I moved into the commercial sector so that I could be part of the process in assisting my employer to meet their legal requirements. I have worked in a diverse range of industries including retail, pharmaceuticals, veterinary, healthcare and telecoms. I have gained a real variety of safety related and management related skills from these. The majority of my roles have been working as part of a senior management team and also managing other health and safety personnel. I am passionate about the value that health and safety can bring to individuals and organisations and understand the challenges that many safety professionals face “selling” the virtues of good H&S management. I have always enjoyed mentoring others and see this opportunity of being an active member of the East Anglian Branch Committee as a way in which I can share my skills and knowledge with other likeminded professionals to enhance their knowledge as well as my own. I would also like to support the historical success of the East Anglian Branch and the great work it has done to provide high quality continual professional development.