Profile of Professor John McDermid OBE FREng

Board Member Health and Safety Executive

John McDermid

John McDermid became Professor of Software Engineering at the University of York in 1987. His research covers a broad range of issues in systems, software and safety engineering. He became Director of the Lloyd's Register Foundation funded Assuring Autonomy International Programme in January 2018, focusing on safety of robotics and autonomous systems. He acts as an advisor to government and industry, including FiveAI, the UK MoD and Rolls-Royce. He has been actively involved in standards development, including work on safety and software standards for civilian and defence applications. He is author or editor of six books and has published about 400 papers. He became a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2002 and was awarded an OBE in 2010.

Register of interests

Interest Category Involvement
1 Companies, partnerships, trusts or other bodies of which you are a paid employee. McDermid Associates
2 Companies and organisations in which you or your family or close associates:
a) has/have a controlling interest, or McDermid Associates
b) is/ are a Director or Partner, or McDermid Associates
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 FiveAI (I am an advisor to the company)
3 Non-profit making organisations (eg 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 2021-02-22