Reappointment to Board of Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

Date published: 15 December 2016

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has announced the reappointment of Lindsey Smyth to the Board of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI).

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The reappointment is for a three year period and took effect from 1 November 2016.

The reappointment was made in line with the Code of Practice for Ministerial Public Appointments in Northern Ireland.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) with Crown status, funded by grant-in-aid from the Department for the Economy. It was established on 1 April 1999 by an Order In Council, amending the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978. Its mission is to ensure that risks to people’s health and safety arising from work activities are effectively controlled.
  2. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments, Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees (if any declared) to be published. The appointee has not had any political activity in the past five years.
  3. Membership of the Board of HSENI carries a remuneration of £3,850 per annum.
  4. Lindsey has been a self-employed consultant on leadership and management issues since 2007. She is also a part-time associate lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. She was Head of the Identity and Passport Service for Northern Ireland until 2007, having worked in the organisation from 1989. She brings a good understanding of governance issues, clear strategic thinking, and very effective communication skills to her role on the board.  Lindsey is a Non-Executive Director on the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority for DHSSPS (since 2011) – (Remuneration: £5,962 per annum).
  5. All media enquiries should be directed to the Department for the Economy Press Office on 028 9052 9604. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 076 2397 4383 and your call will be returned.
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