Two new non-executive directors to join HSE Board

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has confirmed two non-executive director appointments to the Board of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Chyrel Brown and David Coats will fill two vacant positions on HSE’s Board, bringing with them a wealth of experience that will strengthen the existing team.

Chair of HSE, Sarah Newton, welcoming the appointments, stated:

“I am delighted that Chyrel and David will be joining us on the HSE Board. Their wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience will be a great asset to us. I look forward to working with them.”

Chyrel Brown

Chyrel is currently the Chief Operating Officer at One Housing Group and has worked for more than 20 years in large, complex commercial organisations across London and the Southeast. She sits on the Boards of St Martins of Tours Housing Association, Barnsbury Housing Association and is also a non-executive director at University College London Hospital.

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Fire disaster, Chyrel delivered assurance to the London Assembly on Fire Safety and embedded organisational risk regimes in cladding, fire and regulatory compliance.

David Coats

David has previously worked for the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and continues to provide research and advice to a number of trade unions. He is the director of WorkMatters Consulting and an Honorary Professor at the University of Leicester. He sits on the Central Arbitration Committee, which is effectively the Industrial Court for Great Britain and the Advisory Committee for the Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University of Warwick.

As well as his breadth of experience in industrial relations, including work with non-unionised environments such as vulnerable workers, David has previously advised the World Economic Forum and served on the Low Pay Commission from 1999-2004.

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