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Martin Temple appointed new Chair of HSE

25 April 2016

The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Martin Temple as Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board. Temple has more than 30 years of experience in private and public sector roles, including senior positions at the Sheffield Hospital Trust, EEF Manufacturers’ Organisation and 600 Group.

Martin Temple - Image: EEF
Martin Temple - Image: EEF

Temple will replace Judith Hackitt, the outgoing Chair, on 1 May 2016. He said: “I am delighted to be appointed as HSE Chair. I hold a long-standing interest in Health and Safety and look forward to working with HSE and the board to build on its success as a world-leading workplace health and safety regulator and I look forward to this challenge and the opportunities ahead.

Temple is an experienced director, having served on a number of boards in the public and charity sector. He is currently: Chairman of the Design Council; a non-executive director of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust; on the Council of the University of Warwick; and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Warwick Business School.

He has previously worked with HSE, having led an independent triennial review of the Health and Safety Executive in 2014.


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