Profile of Claire Sullivan

Board Member Health and Safety Executive

Claire Sullivan

Claire Sullivan started her working life as a physiotherapist, qualifying in 1985 and working in the NHS in London for the next decade.

During this period, Claire developed an interest in fairness and rights at work, including health and safety, and went on to undertake a Masters degree in Industrial Relations while continuing to work as a physiotherapist.

Claire joined the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy as their Health and Safety Officer in 1995 and undertook a number of senior roles before taking up her current post heading up the trade union arm of the Society, as Director of Employment Relations and Union Services, in 2014.

Claire sits on the General Council of the Trades Union Congress and on the England NHS Social Partnership Forum. Claire was a member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) for 10 years and has an extensive understanding of health and safety at board level. She took up her role from 1 August 2019.

Register of interests

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

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

2 Companies and organisations in which you or your family or close associates:
  a) has/have a controlling interest, or  None
  b) is/ are a Director or Partner, or  None
  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  None
  d) could be involved in the supply of goods or services to, or have business dealings with the HSE  None
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  
4 Any land or property in which a member has a direct interest and is clearly within HSE's sphere of activities.  None
5 Membership of local authorities, health authorities and trusts, the Magistrates Bench, and relevant voluntary sector bodies. None
Updated 2022-01-04