Prior to this Mike was a co-founder of Global Navigation Solutions, the world's leading provider of paper and digital navigation products and services to commercial shipping.
Previously, Mike held the post of Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (an Executive Agency and Trading Fund of the Ministry of Defence) where, over five years, he grew the business substantially, increasing profits and positioning the organisation to respond to increasing competition.
Before moving into the maritime services sector, Mike had a successful 15 years career in Financial Services, building HBOS's European Financial Services business and sitting on the Boards of HBOS Europe & North America and the Clerical Medical Investment Group.
Mike qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and spent a number of years at the start of his career in Audit and Consultancy.
A press release announcing Mike’s appointment can be read here.
As a recent graduate, Jigna joined the British Safety Council in August 1999 as a Regional Account Executive. Since then Jigna has held several positions including Quality Manager where under her stewardship the British Safety Council gained certification to the ISO 9001 standard, and as Head of Membership and Client Services where she oversaw the significant growth in international membership alongside the development and launch of an enhanced membership proposition and engagement programme. Most recently, Jigna held the position of Director of Operations until her promotion in 2015.
Jigna has a law degree from Trinity College, Cambridge and is a member of the Association of Project Managers.
As well as being a practicing health and safety specialist, Louise has been involved in the development of legislation, guidance material and regulatory policy. She has a particular interest in professional development and supports a number of initiatives in this area as well as writing for the trade press.
Lynda took up the position of Chair in October 2010 having worked for Royal Dutch Shell for 35 years in operational and management roles in oil and gas exploration, and petroleum engineering and production. Her most recent position was technical vice president, leading a global technical advice and study organisation with centres in the Netherlands, USA, UK, India and Qatar. Previous assignments have included new business development director for Shell UK and exploration director for Petroleum Development Oman. She is experienced in managing operations in a safety critical industry. She has also led several major business improvement and restructuring programmes to enhance operating performance.
Ronke was formerly Finance Director at YMCA London and Director of Corporate services at Crossways, with responsibilities for finance, facilities management, health and safety, HR, ICT and administration. She is currently Financial Controller at Public and Commercial Services Union.
Appointed to the Board in October 2013, Adrian has a broad knowledge of both service and manufacturing sectors. He had particular interest in management systems, leading him to work with the British Standards Institution for several years. He was subsequently seriously injured in a road traffic collision which resulted in a period of reflection. Since 2003 he chose to focus his career on the application of workable health and safety processes. After a period of time within the Highways Agency Traffic Officer service Adrian joined a national Epilepsy charity and is currently their Health and Safety Manager for a large rural campus in Surrey. He has a particular interest in health and safety training and spends much of his time working with young people who have just started their working careers.