We’re lucky to be supported by a Board with extensive experience in health and safety, project management, media and communications, and strategic planning.
With our Board behind us, we’re ready to take on anything.

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David Forsyth is Chairman of the Board and QHSE Director for Rever Offshore providing a wealth of experience gained in both the oil & gas industry and the fire service. David’s role in safety leadership training has led him to help shape the next generation of the workforce with Absafe.

Wayne Henderson is our Vice-Chair and Managing Director of Kaizah Limited, a consultancy focusing on supporting businesses develop strategy, business improvement and growth opportunities. Wayne brings skills in project management, commercial and strategic planning to the Absafe board.

Bryan Fleming is Chief Exec of FJ Philanthropy with tip-top experience of working in highly sophisticated and successful fundraising teams, and supporting organisations to grow by creating and embedding new strategies and fundraising activities.

Katherine Nepute is Principal Teacher of Pupil Equity and Developing the Young Workforce at Mearns Academy.  Katherine's educational and workforce development experience is supporting Absafe with 300 strong Mearns Academy S3 pupils volunteering their time and supporting Absafe's development.

Gillian Simpson is Programme Development Manager at Step Change in Safety. As a former teacher, Gillian brings a mix of education and industry expertise on engagement and safety and is ideally suited to linking the next generation to industry safety standards.

Mike Skitmore is the former UK Business Unit Manager of Premier Oil. Mike has extensive know-how in HSE performance, production operations, projects, development, business growth and leadership. 

Kim Woolner is HR and Corporate Service Director at Richard Irvine. Kim brings experience from a variety of industries with a focus on people, leadership, strategic development and operational delivery.