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Profile of Sir Paul Kenny

Board Member Health and Safety Executive

Paul Kenny

Sir Paul Kenny has been appointed to serve on the HSE Board as a non Executive Director for a one year period from July 2018.

Sir Paul previously served on the Board between October 2010 to September 2016.

Sir Paul retired from his role as GMB General Secretary in 2015 after 40 years activity as a Trade Union Representative. He began his working life at Fullers Brewery in Chiswick aged 15, then worked in Construction and various industries including Local Government before being appointed as an official of the then GMWU in 1979, becoming GMB London Regional Secretary in 1991. He was elected as GMB General Secretary in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.

On taking up his appointment in July 2018, Sir Paul said “I am honoured and proud to have the opportunity to hopefully assist the HSE again in its work. Having served the Board for some years I saw first hand the magnificent and outstanding work that HSE, and its dedicated and thoroughly professional staff have carried out to ensure people can go home safely to their families and friends.”

Sir Paul was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours list for his services to trade unions.

Register of interests

1 Companies, partnerships, trusts or other bodies of which you are a paid employee. GMB
2 Companies and organisations in which you or your family or close associates:
a) has/have a controlling interest, or 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 Nil
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 develop the organisation, or have other significant dealings with the HSE Nil
4 Any land or property in which a member has a direct interest and is clearly within 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 2018-10-24