Gerard Hand, MSc, CMIOSH, MIIRSM, has been involved in health and safety at various levels since 1990. He has a masters degree from the University of Leicester in health and safety management and has built up an excellent reputation for delivering presentations at board level to a number of blue chip organisations. He advises The McOnie Agency and its clients on policy and regulatory affairs and speaks on behalf of the agency at industry and client events.
Gerard has an array of experience and involvement in the governance and committee structure of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). He was President of IOSH in 2013 and has served as Past Chair of the Retail and Distribution Group, Vice Chair of the Groups Management Sub-committee, Past Chair of the Groups Management Committee and is currently head of the Networks and International Committee. Gerard is also a member of Council and in 2010 was awarded with the IOSH President’s Distinguished Service Certificate for the work that he had carried out with the implementation of the IOSH groups review findings.