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Profile of Isobel Garner

Board Member Health and Safety Executive

Isobel Garner

Appointed to the Board of the Health & Safety Executive in April 2012, as non-executive director.

Representing the interests of local authorities, her appointment began on 1 April 2012 for a three year term, which was extended for a further two years.

Isobel, a former Chartered Civil Engineer, has had a varied career in both the private sector and for the last 15 years, the public sector. She was Chief Executive at Wrexham County Borough Council, a large Welsh Unitary Authority between 2003 and March 2011. She is the Chair of the Wales Audit Office and a Non-Executive Director of the Wales Office.

Isobel now has a portfolio career where she uses her skills and experience to help bring about successful, sustainable improvements within public services.

Isobel also chairs the Audit and Risk Assurance sub-committee, which provides assurance to the HSE Board and the Accounting Officer on HSE’s audit and risk management arrangements.

Register of interests

1 Companies, partnerships, trusts or other bodies of which you are a paid employee.

Office holder with National Assembly for Wales as Chair of the Board of the Wales Audit Office.

Non-Executive Member of the Wales office.

2 Companies and organisations in which you or your family or close associates:
a) has/have a controlling interest Nil
b) is/are a Director or Partner, or Nil
c) has/have shares or securities with a nominal value of more than £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issues share capital, and Nil
d) could be involved in the supply of goods or services to, or have business dealings with the HSE Husband is Chief Executive of Flintshire County Council.
3 Non-profit making organisations (e.g. charities, housing associations) where you or your close family are Trustees, or on the committee of Management or other controlling body and which might receive grants, carry out activities designed to promote or dev Nil
4 Any land or property in which a member has a direct interest and is clearly with HSE's sphere of activities. Nil
5 Membership of local authorities, health authorities and trusts, the Magistrates Bench, and relevant voluntary sector bodies. Nil
Updated 2017-09-07