NEBOSH announces Dr Chris Payne as new Chief Executive

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NEBOSH, one of the world’s leading providers of health and safety qualifications and courses, has announced Dr. Chris Payne as its new Chief Executive.

Chris has extensive leadership expertise in education, vocational training, and qualification sectors, including leading charities and commercial organizations. His leadership experience and skills gained over 26 years in the industry will complement the transformation that NEBOSH is currently undertaking.

Chris’s success includes transforming three organizations into profitable entities using high-level marketing, commercial expertise, and strategy development, underpinned with building effective partnerships and putting people first.

Appointed in September 2020 as Interim Chief Executive, Chris impressed NEBOSH’s Board of Trustees with his people-focused ethos, partnership work, and extensive application experience.

On taking up the permanent position Chris said: “Although I’m joining NEBOSH at what is an unprecedented time for our organization I am both excited and privileged to have the opportunity to work in such a passionate industry that really makes a difference; I’m committed to continuing the NEBOSH legacy in creating high-quality qualifications that help to save lives around the world.

“Together with NEBOSH’s team of skilled and experienced people the immediate plan is to continue work on the transformation, including digitalization, that are a key part of our response to COVID-19 and create a bright future in a new era. What’s more, we’re also working on an innovative strategy that will provide new and enhanced learning opportunities for health and safety professionals around the world.”

NEBOSH is a leading global brand in health, safety, wellbeing, and environmental qualifications. Internationally recognized qualifications help to raise the competence of safety and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.
Since its inception in 1979 over 400,000 people from around the world have gained a NEBOSH qualification. Tens of thousands join their number every year studying with our network of 600-course providers in over 132 countries.
NEBOSH qualifications are highly respected by governments, employers, and our learners. They build the knowledge and skills which underpin competent performance as health, safety, and environmental professional. NEBOSH qualifications are recognized by all the relevant professional membership bodies.
In 2014, NEBOSH received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade in recognition of our international success.

For more information please contact:
Jenny Pratt, NEBOSH Head of Communications

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