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Sue Cooper

Appointments to NEBOSH Board of Trustees

NEBOSH has recently welcomed two new appointments to the Board of Trustees.

Sue Cooper, an independent Trustee, has 30 years’ experience of working within the private sector. She has recently retired as Human Resources Director for W S Atkins PLC, which employs 9,000 people. Sue has significant experience with strategic development, reporting directly to the company’s UK/European CEO. Under Sue’s stewardship, W S Atkins PLC achieved a place in ‘The Times Best 25 Big Companies to Work for’ in 2014.

In November 2014 Sue won the WISE (Women in to Science and Engineering) Champion Award for leading policies and practices which have supported the recruitment and retention of female engineers within Atkins.

NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth commented: “As well as her strategic thinking, Sue will bring strong corporate governance experience including policy, quality, audit and risk, to the Board. In addition she has extensive knowledge of financial management as well as cultural and organisational development within international operations."

Emma Roach has been involved in health and safety practice as both an employee and employer, and also as a tutor for more than 15 years. She is currently a Senior Business Manager at NEBOSH Course Provider SHEilds, where she leads on development and innovation. Emma has also held a lecturer’s post with Leeds College of Building since 2009. Prior to working within the health and safety sector she was employed in construction as a Building Surveyor & Construction/Project Manager.

Teresa Budworth said "We welcome Emma as a course provider representative. Her wealth of experience and knowledge of NEBOSH will be invaluable to the Board."

Colin Willis was also reappointed to the board representing course providers. Colin is currently health and safety course leader at Redcar and Cleveland College and was first appointed to the board in October 2010