November 1st 2016 marked yet another truly amazing day in Hundred Acre’s history. In September, we told you that Hundred Acre’s founder and director, Bridget Gilmour, was awarded the prestigious position of Vice President of IOSH, now almost two months later, Bridget’s new role will begin.
Yesterday, the IOSH AGM took place and those in key roles were formally changed over. Bridget, of course, was officially appointed as Vice President, as well as Michelle Muxworthy. They will join existing VPs Declan Gibney, Liz Skelton, Vincent Ho and Andrew Sharman. Graham Parker will also be appointed as the next IOSH President.
“For a number of years a variety of people around IOSH have asked me to step up and consider another role.” Explains Bridget. “This year I decided to do something about it, so I applied to become a Vice President and well, the rest is history!
“I’m honoured and humbled that IOSH council members voted for me when I presented to them on September 7th, and I’m very proud to be part of such an influential team. I’m looking forward to working with Graham and the rest of the presidential team as we see what our roles bring over the next few years.”
“I’ve been a member of IOSH for nearly 20 years,” explains Bridget, “and for a large part of that time I have also been a volunteer. To me, being a member and being a volunteer go hand in hand. They always have throughout my life, not just as a member of IOSH.
“I have given my time in many ways as a volunteer in IOSH; as part of the group and branch network, as a mentor, as a member of a member advisory panel (MAP) and sitting on interview panels for Chartered Members and more recently, Fellowship.
“I have also volunteered for the CSSE and other organisations too, so it really is a part of me. Becoming a VP for IOSH was a natural step up in my volunteering career, but I’m still in shock that it’s actually happened!”
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