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Profile of Martin Temple

Chair of the Health and Safety Executive

Martin Temple

Martin Temple is an experienced non-executive director, having served on the boards of a wide range of companies, public sector and charity organisations. After nearly 30 years in industry he was latterly a vice president in Avesta Sheffield AB, a major producer of stainless steel. He became Director General of EEF in 1999 and was the manufacturing organisation’s Chairman from 2008 until March 2016. He was Chairman of The 600 Group plc until 2011, and has also been the Chairman of the Council ofropean Employers for the Metal, Engineering and Technology-based industries. Martin also previously served as Chairman of the Design Council, and was on the council of the University of Warwick and served as Chairman of the advisory board of Warwick Business School.

Martin led an independent triennial review of the Health and Safety Executive in 2014. He was previously also a board member of the Technology Catapult programme, and chaired a programme to clarify and streamline the nature of UK Government support to small businesses.

Martin became Chair of HSE in May 2016. He is also currently a non-executive director of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Martin is also married with two children.

Register of interests

1 Companies, partnerships, trusts or other bodies of which you are a paid employee. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
2 Companies and organisations in which you or your family or close associates:
a) has/have a controlling interest, or


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 Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  as a duty holder
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 Great Exhibition of the North
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. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Updated 2020-06-30