NEBOSH has announced that Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth, is to retire in Autumn 2018.
Teresa has led NEBOSH for the past 12 years and has transformed the charity into a global brand in the field of health, safety and environmental qualifications.
Teresa said: “When I joined NEBOSH my aim was to modernise: to give NEBOSH the infrastructure for growth, to expand our international reach, and to work with our course provider partners to develop our product range to meet customers’ needs. I believe we have achieved that.“
She continued: “One of my proudest moments was being congratulated by Her Majesty the Queen when our Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade was conferred. Since then we’ve continued to work in more and more countries.”
She added: “Growing NEBOSH five-fold and achieving that commercial success is important because it helps us to meet our charitable aims, but what’s most important to me, as a career health and safety professional, is that we have enabled more people around the world to achieve safe and healthy working conditions.”
Sir Bill Callaghan, NEBOSH Chair said: “Teresa has made a tremendous contribution to NEBOSH, transforming its capability, reputation and its finances. With her team, Teresa has ensured that NEBOSH has a sound foundation for the next stage of its development.”
Teresa plans to focus on her non-executive roles, including as Chair of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association and to finish her second book on professional skills for the safety practitioner.
Recruitment for her successor is being undertaken by Gatenby Sanderson.