Professor Andrew Sharman

Professor Andrew Sharman

President Elect, IOSH

Andrew is Managing Partner of RMS, a global consultancy specializing in organizational safety culture and leadership.  Prior to forming RMS Andrew spent almost 20 years holding H&S leadership roles for several international blue chip companies gaining experience of more than 100 countries around the globe.

Proud to be a Chartered Safety Practitioner and Chartered Fellow of IOSH, Andrew is also a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management; Fellow of the Institute of Directors; and a Member of the Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association.  He served as Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Board of IOSH between 2008-2014, Vice President 2016-2018, and previously held roles as Branch Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair of the Edinburgh Branch of IOSH. 

Andrew holds Masters degrees in Industrial Psychology & Organizational Behaviour and in International Health & Safety Law. He is Professor of Leadership & Safety Culture at the European Centre for Executive Development at INSEAD, France and also teaches at CalTech (California, USA), IMD (Switzerland) and at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).  

Author of 8 books on safety behaviour, culture, leadership, and wellbeing, he consults and speaks regularly at professional conferences on these topics.  His 2014 TED talk continues to change perceptions of risk and fear in modern society.

Far from risk-averse, Andrew loves adventure sports including paragliding, sea kayaking and swimming with sharks. 


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