Richard is the Vice-President Health and Chief Medical Officer at BP with responsibility for strategic development of the BP Group Health agenda including Employee Wellbeing, Occupational Health and Hygiene requirements for ~75,000 employees and Community and Public Health matters in the countries where BP operate.
He is co-chairs of the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaboration (IOMSC), past-President of the UK Faculty (FOM) and Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Edinburgh, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
He trained in internal medicine in UK and Auckland, New Zealand, before specializing in Occupational Medicine. Before joining BP, Richard was Head of Global Safety, Health and Risk Management at AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals.
Richard is also honorary Professorial Fellow of International Business and Health, Department of Medicine, University of Nottingham. His specialist interests include the relationship between health and productivity and work-related mental health. He has worked a variety of expert groups with UK Government departments of health, and work and pensions. He is currently on the National Health Service staff health advisory Board
Stewart was previously a competitive Weightlifter, representing Great Britain at world and European Championship level and representing England at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, achieving two Silver and three Bronze medals setting British records at his weight which still stand today.
Stewart now works as the Technical Director at Pristine Condition International Ltd, who, with their innovative Manual Handling training solutions derived from Olympic Weightlifting techniques, continue to reduce Manual Handling incidents in the workplace.
Philip Baker is Chair of London Region of Association for Project Safety and IOSH Construction Section in the London Metropolitan Branch. Philip worked in design practice for 18 years, setting up a specialist CDM subsidiary in 1994 and has been delivering CDM services to a broad range of duty holders ever since.
Philip’s passion is proportionate prevention through design and he is frequently asked to share his knowledge and experience on the topic. In 2015 Philip delivered a half day seminar for APS around all of its 16 regions on preventing occupational ill health through design. Philip has delivered the No Time to Lose tri partite presentation on silica with BOHS and HSE on several occasions around the country.
Gerard has been involved in health and safety at various level since 1990 building a reputation for delivering excellent presentations at board level to blue chip organisations. The training he delivers is well known for its practical interpretation and enthuses directors to become more active in health and safety decision making.
Gerard has an array of experience and involvement in the governance and committee structure of IOSH serving as the Past Chair of the Retail and Distribution Group, the Vice Chair of the Groups Management Sub-committee the past Chair of the Groups Management Committee and is the Immediate past chair of the Networks Committee. Gerard has been a member of Council and was the President of IOSH in 2013.
Through his company, GPH Safety, Gerard has worked with organisations including County Councils, Police Forces, Retailers, Food Manufacturing and the Gambling Commission on Safety Management Systems implementation and delivering training to a wider audience.