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Profile of Kevin Rowan

Board Member Health and Safety Executive

Sarah Pinch

Kevin Rowan is currently Head of Organisation and Services in the TUC and was previously the Regional Secretary of the Northern TUC for 10 years, representing some 58 trade unions and four hundred thousand trade union members in the Northern Region.

Kevin began working life in the VSEL shipyard of Barrow in Furness as a shipwright before qualifying as a Structural Draughtsman. Kevin joined Preston College in 1995 and was part of the team which established the Carlisle Trade Union Education Unit and moved to join GMB Northern as Education and Research Officer in 1997, becoming Regional Secretary of the Northern TUC in July 2002.

Kevin represents the TUC on the Regional Skills Partnership. Kevin has held a number of Board roles as a non-executive member including NE Access to Finance, Regional Development Agency, NE Learning and Skills Agency and Equality North East.

Register of interests

1 Companies, partnerships, trusts or other bodies of which you are a paid employee. TUC
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 2017-09-07