Branch AGM nominees

The following nominees are eligible for election to the Branch committee.

Name: Mark Littlejohns
Committee Role: Committee Member
Supporting statement: An experienced practitioner having run his own consultancy and training business in this field for 14 years prior to joining Capital People as Head of Occupational Health, Safety, Environment and Fire.
An active campaigner for safe and healthy workplaces who is well known and well respected within the sector. With a first degree in Electrical Engineering spending early part of his career working as production manager prior to safety roles at Dow corning and British Steel – the latter seeing him being actively involved with the HSE in the original pilots for CDM in his role of Construction Safety Manager. CMIOSH, MIIRSM (plus Secretary of the South Wales Branch and in the process of applying for Fellowship), plus CMaPS. Holding the NEBOSH Diploma, the NEBOSH Construction, Fire and General Certificates, along with Postgraduate Diplomas in Manufacturing Management and Health and Safety Law. Passionate about sector and keen to change how health and safety is perceived. Supports a number of SMEs assisting them on core requirements along with advising larger organisations with their strategy for compliance. Advisor to sister company Capital Law providing help and support to their existing clients and also involved with the HSE on some of their current initiatives including ‘Working Well Together’ and ‘Employer’s Engagement Project’ along with Public Health Wales on the implementation of the Corporate Health Standard. NEBOSH examiner and moderator plus delivers training to Diploma level.

Name: Richard Thomas
Committee Role: Chair
Supporting statement: Having been a committee member for over fifteen years - I became Vice-Chairman for two years, then Chairman for a two-year term and have completed the first year of my second two year term and am therefore standing for the second year of this term. I have therefore experience of the role and intend to represent the South Wales Branch to the best of my ability for a further year.

Name: Tudor Williams
Committee Role: Chair
Supporting statement: I have been very actively involved in the branch in the last 3 years and I believe I have influenced significant changes and improvements. There is a lot of interest in the branch in moving our agenda and membership forward. I don't believe that these opportunities have been fully taken and I am certain I have the drive and enthusiasm to move us forward. We have had a significant response to membership development this year and as a result have engaged with new members and positively supported their progress there is so much more to do on this front. We have been successful in attracting few, younger and female members onto our committee. They need however to be encouraged to take a long term view on their roles and the opportunities for them and not be daunted but older, qualified male members who largely dominate the group, Succession planning is key to the continued growth and success of the committee and the branch and I believe I have a clear idea in support of this. Not only an idea but a respect for everyone's position and their contribution. Our programme in the branch needs reforming in that we need to reflect IOSH WORK 2022 and HSEs 5 year plan. We have effective liaison outside the group with many other organisations and share via the 'Alliance' network in Wales many good initiatives. We need greater synergy via our agenda for the core issues that concern our members. I am committed to growing my own professional development and supporting that of all grades of members through the activities and objectives of the group.

Name: Keith Morey
Committee Role: Committee Member
Supporting statement: Currently assist the committee as an assistant and so see this as the next logical step.