Pictured: Paul Fakley (left) and Dave Parr

British Safety Council announces two senior executive appointments

Published:  31 May, 2018

The British Safety Council has appointed Paul Fakley as Engagement Director, and Dave Parr as Policy and Technical Director.

Fakley’s role is a brand new one in the organisation. He joins the charity and membership body from Travel and General Insurance Services, where he was Sales and Marketing Director. Prior to that Fakley was Group Marketing & Business Development Director for Circle Housing. Fakley brings with him 26 years of marketing and business development experience gained in B2B and consumer-focused roles. He spent a significant part of his career in the insurance industry, heading up marketing for brands such as Direct Line and Churchill.

Fakley said: “The British Safety Council has been the beating heart of health and safety in the UK for more than 60 years. It is with great pleasure that I join the organisation at such an important time. Workplaces around the world are changing dramatically and the role of the British Safety Council needs to evolve to meet those needs and keep workers free from injury and illness. I look forward to working with the senior management team, trustees, and broader business to build on recent initiatives and reaffirm the British Safety Council’s position as the leading voice in health and safety.”

Parr, the newly appointed Policy and Technical Director, has been heading Audit and Technical Services at the organisation for the last six years. He has worked for BSC since 2005 in various roles including auditor, NVQ Manager and Product Development and Delivery Manager.

Parr said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of ensuring that the British Safety Council remains a leading voice on health, safety and wellbeing issues. Its strong corporate membership base both within the UK and internationally, gives the organisation a unique position of influence to ensure that the welfare and safety of workers are the primary factors in business planning and regulatory change. I would like the British Safety Council to use that leverage to help all workplaces to continually improve.”

These two appointments have been made following the resignation of Louise Ward, who was Policy Standards and Communications Director for two years. She will be returning to the industry, taking up a new role in environment, health, and safety.

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