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APS appoints Rob Strange OBE as new CEO

Posted: 31st March 2014

The Association for Project Safety (APS) today announces the appointment of Rob Strange, OBE, as its new Chief Executive.

As an organisation representing good practice delivery by its members involved in construction health and safety risk management, APS is the UK’s largest multi-disciplinary membership body for individuals and organisations involved in the design, planning and managing of construction projects as defined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

Speaking of this appointment Richard Habgood, APS Chair and President of 70,000 strong European based ISHCCO, the International Safety and Health Construction Co-ordinators Organisation said:

I am delighted that we are able to make this announcement. Rob’s appointment, which is to commence on 1st May 2014, is most timely, as today the HSE are releasing their long awaited proposals for change to our current CDM regulations. I am certain that with Rob’s extensive experience over these past 15 years or so, this is a fantastic opportunity for us all to learn from his expertise, in particular for our members, their future within APS, and for the next stage of our (APS) development”.

Rob is no stranger to health and safety and, during his time as CEO of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety & Health), he oversaw twelve years of continuous membership growth leading IOSH to become the largest organisation of its kind in the world with a financial performance to match, the achievement of two strategic plans, the introduction of individual Chartered membership and the development and implementation of a new corporate governance structure.

Rob Strange said of his new appointment:

“It is an honour for me to be taking on the role of CEO of the Association for Project Safety at this interesting time, and I look forward to working with everyone to ensure the development and implementation of a new strategic direction for APS within our built environment, and for maintaining its already excellent membership standards. Today’s release by the HSE of their proposals for change to our current (CDM) regulations allows me to participate actively by leading our formal response and actions that will arise from the conclusion of our nationwide consultation road shows that APS is staging around 16 venues within the UK between the 22nd April and 7th May 2014".