Alex Wilson appointed as the new President of the British Occupational Hygiene Society

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), a scientific charity and the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Wilson as the new President for 2023-2024.

Alex is a Chartered Occupational Hygienist with more than 20 years of experience in the field of occupational hygiene, workplace health and environmental areas, working in the steel, chemical, aerospace and power systems sectors. He has held positions in various companies, including BP, Tata Steel, and Rolls Royce. Currently, he serves as the Global Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health Manager for Johnson Matthey. He is passionate about the protection of people in the workplace and the local community and dedicated to making employee health and environmental concerns a primary focus of management.

Alex expressed his gratitude and said, “I am incredibly privileged to become the new BOHS president and lead the Society in this milestone year as we celebrate our 70th anniversary. This is a momentous occasion, and I am excited to be a part of it. As we reflect on our past achievements and look to the future, I am committed to ensuring that BOHS continues to play a leading role in promoting occupational hygiene and safeguarding the health of workers. I am enthusiastic about the year ahead and look forward to working closely with President Elect Parmjit Gahir, Past President Chris Keen, the Board of Trustees and the wider BOHS community to make meaningful progress towards these goals.”

Chris Keen, the Past President of BOHS, welcomed Alex’s appointment and said, “Alex’s passion and dedication towards occupational hygiene and workplace health is commendable. We are confident that his leadership will take BOHS to new heights.”

Kevin Bampton, CEO of BOHS, also welcomed Alex and said, “Alex’s experience and expertise will be invaluable to BOHS. We look forward to working with him and Parmjit to achieve our goal of creating healthier working environments.”

The new President will be supported by President Elect Parmjit Gahir, Past President Chris Keen and the Board of Trustees. Parmjit has more than 30 years of experience as a regulatory Occupational Hygienist with knowledge of manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, engineering and Oil and Gas, both in the UK and internationally and is a specialist in Health Risk Management.

The Society’s Board of Trustees consists of 15 highly experienced professionals who have a great passion for occupational hygiene and a strong commitment to preventing ill health in the workplace. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organization and work tirelessly to advance BOHS’s mission, with their dedication and hard work being instrumental in saving lives every day.