Keith Morrison - chief executive
From 2000-2006 Keith worked in Brussels on secondment to the UK Representation to the EU where he dealt with various agriculture and fisheries negotiations and legislation, including as a member of the UK Presidency team in 2005.
Before joining HSENI, Keith was the Director of Food, Farm and Rural Policy in DARD and his responsibilities included development of an Executive-wide strategy to address the needs of rural communities, management of the seven year £500million EU Rural Development Programme and leading DARD’s rural anti poverty and social inclusion policy work.
In addition, Keith had responsibility for DARD’s food and farm policy teams which cover the full range of primary production and food industry development issues, including the development of a new agri-food strategy for Northern Ireland.
Keith took up the role of Chief Executive on 4 February 2013.
Bryan Monson - deputy chief executive
In 1994 Bryan joined the Health and Safety Division, DED, as an Inspector and following the creation of HSENI IN 1999, he was promoted to Principal Inspector in 2000.
En route, Bryan completed professional qualifications in Occupational Safety and Health and Explosives Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS), a member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers (MIExpE) and a member of the Institute of Quarrying (MIOQ).
In February 2006 Bryan was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Executive of HSENI where he has worked in both the Compliance and Support Divisions.
Nikki Monson - deputy chief executive
Following the creation of HSENI in 1999, Nikki worked on the set up of HSENI’s Information and Advisory Service and was promoted to the position of Principal Inspector in 2002. During her time as Principal Inspector Nikki had responsibility for training, which included the training of new inspectors. Nikki was also responsible for the delivery of the HSENI and district council strategy for the better regulation of health and safety at work in Northern Ireland, alongside the provision of HSENI’s corporate support arrangements.
In January 2014 Nikki was promoted to the Deputy Chief Executive and holds the position of Head of HSENI’s Corporate Support Division.
Louis Burns - deputy chief executive (acting)
On joining HSENI, Louis has been an inspector in the Disciplined Services Sector. During this period he developed and reviewed HSENI’s policies and procedures on investigation and prosecutions. In 2005 he became a Principal Inspector and in 2007 he set up HSENI’s Major Investigation Team where he was responsible for the management and oversight of investigations and prosecutions arising out of fatalities and the most serious accidents at work in Northern Ireland. In 2015 Louis was temporarily promoted to the position of Acting Deputy Chief Executive – Services Division.