Ian Bollans
Editor-in-Chief, Health & Safety Adviser

Ian Bollans CMIOSH, CMCIEH has over 40 years expertise in health and safety: as an Inspector, trainer and Head of Health and Safety for Local Government. He has authored two seminal safety publications. Ian is a Chartered Member of IOSH and of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Carolyn Dukes
Co-Editor, Risk Assessment & Compliance and Mental Health Adviser

Carolyn Dukes is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), and a registered OSHCR consultant. With over 18 years’ in the field, Carolyn’s safety management experience is wide-ranging and includes working in education, healthcare, logistics and law enforcement. Carolyn is now a health & safety consultant, a qualified lead auditor, health & safety trainer and fire risk assessor.

Jackie Le Poidevin
Editor-in-Chief, HR Adviser and Co-Editor, Mental Health Adviser

Jackie Le Poidevin specialises in HR and employment law. She writes extensively for business and legal journals, magazines, newsletters and books. For 18 years she has commissioned and edited analyses of the latest legal developments and case law from the UK’s top employment lawyers. This puts her in the best position to understand the intricacies of the law, the pressure that continual change is putting on employers and their need for clear, actionable advice.

Linda Crossland-Mead
Co-Editor, Risk Assessment & Compliance

Linda Crossland-Mead is an occupational health and safety consultant, specialising in risk assessment and health and safety training.

Rob Bradley
Special Issue Editor, Risk Assessment & Compliance

Rob Bradley MIIRSM, GradIOSH, ACIEH, RSP is a risk and safety compliance professional, providing services to a wide range of businesses and institutions for the last 30 years.  He specialises in health and safety and food safety management systems in the hospitality, leisure and education sectors. He is also an accredited NEBOSH and IOSH trainer as well as Branch Chair for IIRSM.

Sarah Bradford
Editor-in-Chief, Pay & Benefits Adviser

Sarah Bradford is a well-respected tax consultant and tax technical writer.

She is the director of WriteTax, a company that provides services in employment taxes, payroll and NI contributions.

She has written several books and contributes to many tax-related newsletters and commentaries.

Kim Grove
Editor-in-Chief, Care Quality Matters

Kim Grove has worked in the health and social care field for more than 33 years, from being a nurse to a NHS Quality Assurance Co-ordinator. She now provides training, runs workshops and writes resources for industry care associations, such as the UK Home Care Association.

Jodie Hill
Editorial Board Member, Mental Health Adviser

Jodie Hill is founder and Managing Partner of multi-award winning Thrive Law. Her campaign, One Mind, to bring mental health to the top of business agendas, has been featured by Sky News, BBC, The Times, The Law Society Gazette, Yorkshire Post and other key media. Jodie has been shortlisted for several Law Society Excellence awards and was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society for Public Health. In 2019 she became a Law Care Champion and in 2020 launched This is Me Yorkshire. Jodie founded Thrive Women, disrupting the world of employment law as a female entrepreneur with her own firm before the age of 30. She was appointed to the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee in 2020 and is frequently asked to comment in national media on a range of employment law, mental health and diversity and inclusion issues.

Michael Ellerby
Editorial Board Member, Health & Safety Adviser and Risk Assessment & Compliance

Michael Ellerby is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Chartered Chemist and consultant. As a respected health and safety trainer with an international reputation, he has helped develop training courses aims at schools and academies. Michael also carries out training and consultancy in the Middle East.

Kathy Daniels
Editorial Board Member, HR Adviser

Kathy Daniels FCIPD, FCMI, PFHEA specialises in employment law, writing for a range of sources and also speaking and training across the UK. She is also a Professor at Aston University where she is Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement). She is a lay member of the Employment Tribunals, sitting in Birmingham and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Lara Colgan
Editorial Board Member, HR Adviser

Lara Colgan is a qualified solicitor, having worked in private practice advising on employment law issues. Lara has a Master of Laws degree in advanced employment law. She runs her own business writing on all areas of employment law. She has a particular interest in helping smaller and medium-sized firms navigate the ever-changing minefield of employment law and writes in a ‘jargon-free’ way, with handy practical tips and solutions for handling difficult situations.

Tim Dallinger
Editorial Board Member, Care Quality Matters

Tim Dallinger has worked in the social care sector for 34 years as a social care worker, Registered Manager and Responsible Individual. For the last 15 years Tim has been a trainer and consultant for the social care sector. He has written many articles for care sector publications and is a retained consultant for a number of leading regulatory law firms.  Tim delivers training courses for local authorities and the private sector on a wide range of health and social care subjects. He chairs and presents at conferences and workshops and has an engaging, real world practical approach to the issues that face the care sector today.

Ros Hendren
Editorial Board Member, Pay & Benefits Adviser

Ros Hendren CMgr FCMI, FCIPP, FHEA, has over 32 years’ experience in the payroll industry, assisting clients in ensuring legislative compliance, maximising efficiencies and effectiveness within internal operations, and devising and implementing strategic process and system improvements. She has worked as a tutor for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) for nearly 20 years and was a member of the board for over 5 years. Ros has been included in the Reward 300 for the last 3 years, currently listed as a member of the Knowledge and Professional Services Leaders 2021.

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