Dr. Bill Gunnyeon

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, United Kingdom

Chair of IOSH’s Board of Trustees since 2016, Bill has spent most of his career in the occupational health field. He has held several senior and high-profile roles in the private and public sectors, involving professional and strategic leadership as well as commercial and business development responsibilities.

Between 2005 and 2014, he was chief medical adviser, director for health and wellbeing and chief scientist at the Department for Work and Pensions, where he led on the health and work agenda within government, including responsibility for delivering and implementing the government response to the Black review of the health of working-age people, the development and implementation of the fit note, and the development of the government response to the review of sickness absence.

A past president of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, he has just completed a term as a lay governor at Glasgow Caledonian University, and took up the post of chair of the General Osteopathic Council at the beginning of April.


11:05 - 11:55 am EDT / 15:05 – 15:55 pm UTC / 17:05 – 17:55 pm CEST
Breakout Session C – Organized by ISSA: Vision Zero in Motion: Presenting the new Vision Zero Training programme and the new Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators

Launched at the last World Congress three years ago, Vision Zero has found a broad acceptance in the world of industry, organisations and occupational health and safety professionals. What started as a campaign has gradually become part of a prevention culture and a sound strategy to improve prevention performance beyond compliance. Following the demands of the occupational safety and health community, we have been working with businesses, social security institutions, researchers and professional training providers to take Vision Zero to the next level.

In this session the International Social Security Association will present to you
- The new Vision Zero Training Programme - a newly developed Vision Zero training course for companies, to be delivered by accredited Vision Zero trainers
- The new Vision Zero Proactive Leading Indicators – a guide to measure and manage safety, health and wellbeing
- Exciting experiences and Vision Zero success stories from the occupational safety and health community

Dr. Bill Gunnyeon, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, United Kingdom
Mr. Helmut Ehnes, Chairman, International Social Security Association VISION ZERO Steering Committee
Prof. Stavroula Leka, Professor of Work Organization & Well-being, Cork University Business School, Ireland
Prof. Brou Yves Yéboué Kouamé, Director, Social Insurance Institute - National Social Insurance Fund (CNPS), Côte d’Ivoire
Dr. Dheera Phong-anant, Manager, Occupational Safety and Health Development & International Relations Center, SHAWPAT, Thailand
Mr. José Raul González, Chief Executive Officer, Cementos Progreso

Mr. Bernd Treichel, Senior Technical Specialist in Prevention, International Social Security Association

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