Kevin Myers is HSE's Acting Chief Executive. He joined HSE in 1976 as a trainee factory inspector. Following a range of operational posts in the field in London, East Anglia and the South West, Kevin transferred to HSE's London headquarters to support the Deputy Director General. In 1991 he moved to the Offshore Safety Division to support its establishment in HSE following the transfer of regulatory responsibility for that sector from the Department of Energy.
In March 1993 Kevin was seconded to DG XI of the European Commission in Brussels to work on the development of the 'Seveso' Directive and environmental auditing. He returned to HSE in 1995 to help set up a new Chemical and Hazardous Installations Division and was subsequently posted to it as unit manager for the South, South East and East Midlands. In 1998 Kevin was promoted to the SCS post of Regional Director in HSE's Field Operations Directorate. He was HSE's Chief Inspector of Construction from January 2000 to April 2005 - establishing and leading a new GB-wide Construction Division in 2002.
In May 2005 Kevin became Director of HSE's Hazardous Installations Directorate, with responsibility for HSE's regulation of various 'major hazard' sectors including the onshore chemical industry, offshore oil and gas, high pressure gas storage and distribution, explosives, mining and biological agents. In October 2008 he was appointed HSE's Deputy Chief Executive.