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Secretary of State for Work and Pensions James Purnell, has announced that David Gartside has been appointed to the HSC.
Following an open recruitment exercise, Mr David Gartside, vice-president of SHE (Safety Health and Environment) AstraZeneca has been appointed as Commissioner, representing employers and business. He takes up post on 1 April.
On hearing of his appointment, Mr Gartside said: “I am looking forward to playing my part supporting the existing strong efforts of the Commission. I know the next few years will be particularly interesting for the Commission and health and safety as a whole. I am very much looking forward to making a positive contribution to the Commission and its work with stakeholders and partners in business at the forefront of health and safety in the UK.”
Dr Sayeed Khan has been re-appointed for a further three years, and Judith Donovan’s re-appointment has been extended for a further 18 months.