Geoffrey Podger


Geoffrey has held four British and international Chief Executive posts in the public health and regulatory sectors, namely as Chief Executive of the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, the European Food Safety Agency, the UK’s Food Standards Agency and most recently as Acting Chief Executive of WorkSafe New Zealand.

He is currently Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Kings College Centre for Risk Management, a lay Council Member of the Royal College of Radiologists, a member of the Standards Board of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and in addition holds various honorary health and safety positions.

Previous roles in government

  • Non-executive Director