International safety chief to become next IOSH President Elect - IOSH

The head of corporate safety at a major Hong Kong-based multinational rail operator has been elected to become future President of a leading global professional body in his field.

Dr Vincent Ho will become President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in September 2018, bringing with him extensive experience of working in Asia, USA, Europe and Australia. This comes as IOSH delivers its five-year strategy, WORK 2022, which has three key strands: enhancing the health and safety profession; building strategic collaborative partnerships across industry; and strengthening its influence globally.

Speaking after his election, Dr Ho said:

“My election shows that IOSH means business as we aim to deliver our strategy and influence health and safety across the globe. “I am delighted that I have been chosen to serve as a future President of IOSH. This is a very exciting time for the institution and the profession as a whole. We have to keep building on the momentum towards safer and healthier work and strengthen our impact worldwide. “Next year we have a major Asia-Pacific conference coming to Hong Kong. Having a President from that area will send a great message out about IOSH’s impact.”

Dr Ho will become President Elect of IOSH at its AGM in November. As well as delivering the strategy, his term in office will coincide with the APOSHO (Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organizations) Conference in Hong Kong towards the end of 2018, hosted by IOSH’s Hong Kong branch.

An updated list of the members of IOSH’s Presidential Team and Council will be available on the ‘About Us’ section of the IOSH website following November’s AGM.