NEBOSH appoints Rob Hull as new chair to bolster health and safety standards

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An experienced figure steps into the key role at NEBOSH

Rob Hull has been officially announced as the new chair of NEBOSH, an awarding organisation and charity that focuses on international health and safety.

Starting from July 2023, Rob will spearhead the prestigious organisation, as reported on NEBOSH’s official website.

Rob Hull: A blend of experience in education, training and charity

Rob Hull brings a wealth of experience from education, training and charitable organisations to NEBOSH.

His distinguished civil service career includes contributions to national education and training policy, qualifications and occupational standards.

Following his public service, Rob took up various non-executive roles within education and training organisations.

Notably, Rob has served as a governor for several schools and universities.

He presently holds the position of Chair at the New City College Group in the UK.

Commitment to social change: Rob Hull’s involvement in charitable organisations

His involvement with charitable organisations is equally impressive.

Until 2021, Rob served as the Chair of Islington Giving, a London-based initiative that synergises charitable foundations, businesses, housing associations, and other stakeholders to address social issues stemming from poverty and inequality.

Rob Hull stated: “The health and safety profession is a particularly vital one.

“The people within it are dedicated to safeguarding the wellbeing of others and I am excited to be part of this special community.”

“NEBOSH leads the way in providing a high educational benchmark for the profession and I am committed to ensuring this continues.

“More people in more countries should be able to work safely each and every day; I hope that my experience in education, training and charities, along with expertise in quality and governance, will advance us closer to our vision of a safe and healthy world of work.”

Driving NEBOSH’s mission forward with new leadership

As Chair, Rob will lead the NEBOSH Board, working closely with the leadership team, including newly appointed Chief Executive Andy Shenstone. Together, they aim to increase the charity’s influence on the global health and safety profession. Part of their collaborative effort will be crafting a new strategy that delivers educational excellence, rigorous standards, and an enhanced social purpose programme.

For more insight on NEBOSH’s upcoming initiatives, see the recent interview with NEBOSH CEO Andy Shenstone in the International Fire and Safety Journal.

IFSJ Comment

Rob Hull’s appointment as the new chair of NEBOSH marks a significant development for the organisation. His blend of experience in education, training, and charitable sectors could bring fresh perspectives to the vital task of promoting health and safety in the global workplace.


NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is an awarding body and charity with a global reputation for excellence in the fields of health, safety, and environmental management. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised and respected around the world, enhancing the careers of those who gain them, and benefiting the organisations for which they work.

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