22 October 2004
Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen, OBE, has become the new President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Anne Gibson was elected at the Society’s annual meeting in Birmingham
today (October 22). She succeeds Lord Faulkner of Worcester.
taking up her new role at the Society, she was the Deputy President of
RoSPA and joined its Executive Committee in October 2000. A year later
she received RoSPA’s Distinguished Service Award for her work in health
A Labour peer, she was appointed to the
House of Lords in 2000. She has wide experience in the health and
safety arena, and has been involved with the trade union movement and
equality and women’s issues.
She has been a Health
and Safety Commissioner and worked for the Trade Union Congress, where
she was a spokesperson on health and safety issues, representing the
Congress at national and international level.
Baroness was a founder member of the Bilbao Agency for Health and
Safety as well as serving on the European Health and Safety Committee.
current roles include being chair of the Department of Trade and
Industry research group on Dignity at Work and serving as an officer of
the Food and Health Forum.
She said: “Having worked
on safety issues both nationally and internationally, I am very aware
of RoSPA’s formidable reputation as a leader on safety matters and the
high regard in which its representatives are held. I am delighted and
honoured to be elected President of RoSPA and look forward to working
with a first class team.”
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