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IOSH Appoints Nigeria’s Fowode As Council Member

Kayode Fowode council member

The Managing Consultant of Kevron Consulting Limited, Engr Kayode Fowode, has been appointed into the Council of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

According to information available to Safety Record, Fowode’s appointment was communicated through a letter signed by the Committee Support Officer for IOSH, Laura Miles.

Safety Record further learnt that Fowode, who is the National Coordinator of the IOSH Nigeria Informal Network Group, had been nominated to fill one of the 12 available slots on the 36-member council in an election earlier in the year but his bid was unsuccessful.

However, Miles said that Fowode, a Chartered Member of IOSH, was appointed into the council to fill one of three vacancies that cropped up following the resignation of a member and elevation of two others as President and Vice President of the institution.

“Following the recent Council meeting held on 4 and 5 September three vacancies were created on Council. This was because a Council member earlier in the year resigned from his position and two other Council members that were elected this year were nominated to take on the role of President Elect and Vice-President. Council had the opportunity to fill the three Council positions by appointing the unsuccessful candidates achieving the most votes at the 2018 election.

“Council approved this proposal and as you were ranked 14th in the 2018 election you have successfully been appointed to Council.

“As the position that you have been elected to was that of a pre-existing Council member you inherit the remainder of their term of office on Council, which in this case is three years. After your three year term of office you will be eligible to stand for re-election,” the letter read in part.

His appointment is expected to be formally confirmed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Leicestershire, United Kingdom-based institution on September 18.

The Council is IOSH’s representative body that provides advice and guidance on strategic, professional and policy issues for the Institution.

It represents the views of members to the Board of Trustees and has the key responsibility for choosing who will represent the Institution as President.