Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is our main decision making body, they ensure Mates in Mind maintains top standards of governance, transparency and remains cost effective. Our trustees come from different backgrounds and all parts of the UK. They are all passionate about the construction industry and are volunteering for their directorships.
Steve Hails – Chair
Steve is a Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing for Tideway and has more than 20 years' experience managing health and safety in several sectors including engineering, manufacturing and construction. He is an Honorary Fellow of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and a founding member of the Health in Construction Leadership Group, continuously promoting the importance of health in construction. He is also a Chartered Member of IOSH and President of the Construction Health & Safety Group (CHSG).
Heather is Balfour Beatty's Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Director. She is responsible for a team of over 300 safety professionals, helping the company drive towards Zero Harm – zero accidents, incidents or ill-health caused by our work activities. In addition to this Heather also champions the delivery of the Blueprint environment, sustainability and social value.
Kevin joined the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a Factory Inspector in 1976. He has held a wide range of operational, policy and strategy posts in HSE. From HSE's Chief Inspector of Construction, to Director of HSE's Hazardous Installation Directorate, he was appointed HSE's Deputy Chief Executive in 2008, before retiring in 2016.
Mike was appointed as Chief Executive of the British Safety Council with effect from 1 September 2015. Prior to this Mike was a co-founder of Global Navigation Solutions, the world's leading provider of paper and digital navigation products and services to commercial shipping. Before moving into the maritime services sector Mike had a successful 15 years career in Financial Services.
Fiona is the Deputy Chief Executive, Executive Director of Operations at Samaritans. She is an experienced director, with a depth and breadth expertise in commercial and general management for the private, public and charity sectors. She has a track record of developing and leading a wide range of initiatives and projects.
Samantha is an experienced executive, working primarily in the field of health and wellbeing, and more recently as chief executive of the General Optical Council, the UK wide regulator for optical professionals and businesses. Samantha has a strong track record in organisation development and change within the public and voluntary sector.