IOSH’s new president seated

The new president of IOSH, Eleanor M Lawson, was inaugurated at the
institution’s AGM, held before the annual dinner at Murrayfield Stadium,
Edinburgh in November.

Lawson has been a corporate member of IOSH for 10 years, a Fellow since 1999
and a member of council since 1998. She succeeds Paul Faupel, county health and
safety adviser with Cambridgeshire County Council – president for the past two

Lawson has been chairman of IOSH’s West of Scotland Branch and has also
served on a number of IOSH committees and sub-committees. She also represents
IOSH on the Scottish Health and Safety Revitalisers’ Forum.

Joining Strathclyde regional council’s building and works department as a
buyer in 1979, Lawson transferred to its health and safety section in 1985. She
spent two years working for Scottish Power before joining the IRPC Group in
1995. She worked as Environmental, Health and Safety Manager with Morrison
Property Care and now runs her own health and safety consultancy.

Speaking about her new role, she said: "It is a great honour to be elected
president of IOSH, particularly in its first year as a chartered organisation.
I will do all I can to build on the achievements of Paul Faupel, who has so
ably led us through the past two years."

Continuing the Scottish influence, Lawson will be in office for IOSH’s first
Annual Conference and Exhibition to be held in Scotland. The event takes place
at the Scottish Exhibition and Convention Centre, Glasgow, 23-24 April 2003.
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