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Meet Our Executive Team

Honorary Officers (Elected)

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Colin Sigsworth

Honorary President and Holding Trustee/Treasurer

 

I have been a safety professional since 2003 working in various industries including construction, engineering, manufacturing and food ensuring that all of the workforce had worked safely and returned home safe after each shift. I joined LOHSG group in 2009 first as a member then joined the executive committee in 2010, I was then appointed Vice Chairman (2014) and then Chairman and Treasurer (2018). I was appointed Honorary Vice President and Holding Trustee in 2022 and I am now Honorary President and Holding Trustee (2023).

Charles Tracey

Honorary Vice President and Holding Trustee

 

Charles Tracey Dips LUT. CFIOSH. MISRP. JP. I am a LOHSG Member since 1981, and on the Executive in the 80's and Chairman in the 90.s. I am Vice President and Trustee over the last 20 years to the present day. I am also a member of IOSH over 20 years and a Chartered Fellow chairing Fellowship Interview panels. I am also Chair / Convenor of ISO and CEN Committees for over 20 years.

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Sharon Porter

Chair and Secretary​

 

As the Chair of LOHSG, I ensure that the group operates at its peak efficiency and guides its decision-making process to ensure that all members have access to necessary health and safety information through various presentations and the expertise of professionals involved with the group. Additionally, I am responsible for updating and maintaining our LOHSG website. With over 25 years of experience in Health and Safety, I am a member of both the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the International Safety Quality Environment Management Association - ISQEM. I am dedicated to fostering a safe and healthy work environment, having worked across various industries including manufacturing, food, energy, steel, transport, storage, and recycling. In my leisure time, I enjoy activities such as walking, cycling, and reading. Given the opportunity, I also relish spending free weekends exploring the beauty of the Lake District.

John Brown

Vice Chair​

 

I have more than 39 years’ experience in health and safety with the construction industry also, a committee member of the Institution of Occupational safety and health, Chartered level. I am currently working in the development of Hydrogen of clean carbon neutral energy, operating in 25 countries across the global. My aim is to support the LOHSG group to achieve its aims and goals and offer assistance and guidance to all its supporters and members across a wide range of subjects e.g. working at heights, scaffolding and making safety procedures easier to implement

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Chris Knagg

Strategic Planner

 

I am a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health with a President’s Commendation Award for services to health and safety. I have over 30 years’ experience in health and safety across a wide range of sectors including, agriculture, construction, education, sustainable energy, telecommunications sport and events. I am also an experienced Chair, Vice Chair and a Charity Trustee. Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Carris Consulting a small but busy Health and Safety Consultancy based in Lancashire but working UK wide. In my spare time, I am a keen amateur photographer and also helps raise funds for the East Lancashire Hospice, supporting the events team with my event management experience. I enjoy networking and mentoring, always happy to support and signpost those new to health and safety.

Martin McGeever

Events Secretary

 

Martin McGeever CEng | CMgr | TechIOSH | Dip NCRQ | NEBOSH CertMcGeever Ltd I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Chartered Manager and NCRQ Dip TechIOSH and the founder of McGeever Ltd, which provides health and safety management support services to a range of industries. McGeever Ltd supports clients to implement and retain their health and safety management systems and provide guidance for compliance in Engineering, Manufacturing, CDM 2015, PUWER98, Fire Safety (RRFSO2005), Work at Height and Cultural Change to improve safety and performance. . I am a competent, confident, financially astute, accomplished, and experienced senior manufacturing/engineering business leader for over 38 years, operating within senior management teams at board level as a director, with a background to include international business development, manufacturing operations, European supply chain management and senior health & safety leadership. Offering demonstrable experience for leading business growth and delivering complex multi-layered projects, sometimes into highly regulated industries by structuring and leading organisational teams, implementing processes and procedures, and enabling financial initiatives to enhance performance and deliver returns to shareholders. Business experience across nuclear, automated machinery, oil and gas, rail, aerospace, defence, construction, road transport, industrial laundry, food, and heavy engineering, which resulted in worldwide travel to many key countries. Experience, accountability and responsible for the manufacturing and delivering of multimillion pound turnkey projects to a global marketplace, to support a global network of agencies. McGeever Ltd clients include British Cycling, Ingredient Batching Systems Ltd , Hawkins Group Ltd, Baldwin Technical Services and RadCat.

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Dean Roscoe

Social Media Executive

 

I am currently Head of Health and Safety for a transport and distribution company and have worked in the sector my entire adult life. I am a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and a member of LOHSG. I have had some fantastic advice from LOHSG members since joining and I am proud to now be an Executive Member. It is my aim to help the group grow so more people can learn of the excellent benefits membership brings which will in turn make for safer workplaces across our region. Outside of work I am a motor sport fanatic and despite my ever advancing years, I am still quite the video game addict.

Mark Keleghan

Executive Member

 

I am a Freelance H&S Consultant and winning hearts and minds in safety is not easy, but it is a challenge that I constantly strive for. Training in safety can be difficult but does not have to be boring, using real life stories brings the topics home and adds some importance on looking after yourself and fellow workers. My work back ground is split between manufacturing, construction and food processing. Safety is a universal topic that plays a huge role in all work environments. I have a passion for learning and candidates always aspire to their true potential. My time is split between doing and training which I believe is a great balance. Interpreting safety law and then offering practical solutions is something with my engineering background comes natural to me.

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Dawn Kenyon

Co_Opt Executive Member

 

I serve as the Managing Director at RADCaT Ltd, providing expertise in Dangerous Goods Safety, Health & Safety, Human Resources/Employment Law and Data Protection. RADCaT Ltd specialises in comprehensive coverage of various subjects, offering customised strategic planning, consultancy, and training tailored to individual business requirements.

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