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New IOSH President

Dr Vincent Ho has become President of IOSH, leading global professional body for workplace health and safety.

Hong Kong-based rail safety chief Dr Vincent Ho has become President of IOSH, leading global professional body for workplace health and safety.
Dr Ho, Head of Corporate Safety for rail operator MTR Corporation, is keen for his profession to “embrace” developments in technology and to continue seeking out new opportunities to improve worker protection around the world.
He was confirmed as President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), taking over from Craig Foyle, at its AGM in Birmingham on Tuesday 18 September. He is the first person from the Asia-Pacific region to take up the role.
He brings with him vast experience of working around the world, in engineering and risk management as well as safety and health. Some of his first appointments as IOSH’s figurehead will see him travel to events in Austria and Malaysia, before he chairs APOSHO 33 in December, the annual conference for the Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization – this year hosted by IOSH.
Dr Ho said: “I want our profession to embrace new developments, to innovate, and to identify opportunities, continuing to drive change. As an engineer, I think regularly about how safety and health professionals can harness technology to improve the working lives of the people we advise and protect.
“As IOSH President, I want to help strengthen areas of common interest both within and beyond the occupational safety and health profession. Everywhere in the world, safety and health professionals are united by their dedication to keeping employees safe and healthy at work. But we can learn so much from our own and other disciplines.”
Dr Ho, the 52nd President of IOSH, has been a member of the Institution for 15 years and is a Chartered Fellow. A former Chair of the IOSH Hong Kong Branch, he was awarded the IOSH President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2005 and 2008. He served on IOSH’s Council from 2009-2015 and as Vice-President between 2015-2017.

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