The Board of Directors

CHSG President

Bob Hackett CHSG Immediate Past Chairman


Health & Safety Practitioner

HSEQ Director at Ferrovial Construction

Robert has over 17 years of experience within safety, health, environment and quality within the Construction Industry. 

Robert is a Health & Safety Practitioner, is a graduate membership with IOSH and is also a member at the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

Today, Robert is the Company HSEQ Director at Ferrovial Construction. Since working here, Robert has been involved in some high profile project, such as; the Heathrow T2A Terminal, Heathrow T5C Transfer and Baggage System Tunnel, Western Interface Building T3 and Eastern Interface Building T1. 


Andrea Smith CHSG Board Member

Chartered Member of IOSH and BSc (Hons) Degree in Occupational Hygiene

Health & Environmental Manager for the Construction South Region of Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure Ltd.

Andrea is Safety, Health & Environmental Manager for the Construction South Region of Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure Ltd. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Hygiene, is a Chartered Member of IOSH and has 30 years’ experience in managing health and safety in the Construction Industry.
As a key player in policy making and establishing and implementing procedures, Andrea has extensive experience in all aspects of training provision. She was instrumental in developing the suite of Temporary Works courses offered by CHSG, and the Fire Diploma course which has since been recognised by the Institution of Fire Engineers.
Andrea has been a Trustee of CHSG since 2010 and Co-Chair since 2012. She also served on the London and South East Working Well Together Committee for 12 years and was Chair from 2008 – 2012.

John King


Head of Wellbeing, Health & Safety for BW: Workplace Experts

John has over 15 years’ experience within the Construction Industry, from a client support, contractor and main contractor perspective.
He is a Fellow with the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management and a Chartered member of IOSH. 
John now works as Head of Wellbeing, Health & Safety for BW: Workplace Experts an interior fitout main contractor.
He is responsible for Health & Safety management and brings with him a wealth of managerial knowledge and experience across several sectors. 
With experience across a range of organisations, John represents BW at several forums and is also a trustee of the London Health & Safety Group. 
His interests include photography and he can be found wandering sites at weekends taking pictures.

Immediate Past Co-Chairs

Declan Davies | CHSG Board Member


Declan is a Chartered Member of IOSH with over 30 years experience in the construction industry.

With an operational  background in civil  engineering,  he  made a move into the functional role of Health, Safety, Quality &  Environmental  in 2011. 
Today, Declan is the Assistant HSQE Director for Ferrovial Construction UK & Ireland. He is involved in some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK such as T5 & T2 at Heathrow  Airport, Crossrail, Thames Tideway Tunnel and on HS2.

Jeff Russell CHSG Board Member


IOSH Chartered Health & Safety Practitioner.

Jeff has over 25 years experience in Safety, Health and Environment within the construction industry, spending  the majority of his time with Spadeoak.  He is a member of the IIRSM and holds certification form various industry bodies.
  Working with specialist surfacing, sports and civils contractor Spadeoak, Jeff has been involved in highly prestigious projects ranging from the London 2012 Olympics to Crown Estates together with numerous well known main contractors. 
Part of Jeff's role on the CHSG board is to represent SME contractors; his interests include travelling and competitive swimming.

Vice Chairman

Martin Lovegrove


Head of Health, Safety & Build Quality Assurance

Martin has worked in health and safety for the last fifteen years for a number of organisations covering agriculture, civil engineering, engineering, telecommunications, utilities and construction. Prior to that, he was in Farming and Estate Management for twenty-six years.
He is a Chartered Member of IOSH, Member of IFE, Member of IIRSM and Practitioner Member of IEMA.
Since May 2013, he has worked for the Berkeley Group where he is currently Head of Health, Safety & Build Quality Assurance which includes involvement in setting the strategic direction for the group in health and safety, as well as an operational supporting role across the sites. Recently he has taken up leading a team in Build Quality Assurance.




Gavin has over 29 years experience within the Construction Industry. He spent 24 years with HSE working as an Inspector, Principal Inspector and Head of Operations. 
With HSE, Gavin lead the HSE's Construction Sector and Policy Unit, leading the delivery of the evaluation, review and revision of CDM, including the negotiations with the European Commission. 
Today, Gavin works for Costain, where he has led both the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Divisions as Director of Safety, Health and Environment. Since the beginning of 2017, Gavin became Costain Group SHE Director and leads a team of over one hundred and fifty professionals.


Pinsent Masons Ltd, an international law firm that has a worldwide reputation for construction related law.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and is now a partner specialising in Health and Safety Law.  Sean was a founder member of the Health & Safety Lawyers Association and is its Honorary Secretary.

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