HSENI announces appointment of new Chief Executive

Date published: 21 January 2019

HSENI has announced the appointment of Robert Kidd as its new Chief Executive who will take up the post on Monday 28 January 2019.

He joins HSENI from the Department of Justice (DoJ) Firearms and Explosives Branch where he has worked since 2011. Robert started his career in the Police Authority before moving to the NI Statistics & Research Agency. Following this he worked in the regional development office of the Department of Social Development.

Announcing the appointment, Derek Martin, Chairman of HSENI said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Kidd as HSENI’s new chief executive. Robert joins us at an exciting time as we start to deliver on the strategy set out in our draft corporate plan.  

“Robert will lead HSENI in its focus on preventing the most serious workplace health and safety issues in high risk industries and activities. I am really looking forward to working with Robert as we join with industry in delivering a safe and healthy working environment for all. 

“I would also like to put on record my sincere thanks and appreciation to our past chief executive, Keith Morrison, and I wish him well in his new career.”


Notes to editors: 

1) The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body, sponsored by the Department for the Economy (DfE).

2) HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.

3) For media enquiries please contact: HSENI Press Office on 028 9024 3249 or email media@hseni.gov.uk

4) For Out of Office Hours please contact the Duty Press Officer on 028 9037 8110.

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