Louise Ward is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner with over 20 years experience. Her career has spanned a range of business sectors and high profile companies including British Nuclear Fuels, News International. BP, JP MorganChase, the Engineering Employers Federation, the Civil Service, Network Rail, Thames Water, and the British Safety Council. She is now Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Director for Siemens Mobility, overseeing rail and traffic management operations across the UK.
As well as being a practicing health and safety specialist, Louise has been involved in the development of legislation, guidance material and regulatory policy. She has a particular interest in professional development and supports a number of initiatives in this area.
She is a visiting lecturer at Middlesex University and a member of a trailblazer group developing degree-level apprenticeships. Louise writes regularly for the trade press, and recently co-authored a handbook about wellbeing which has been published by Routledge.