• International Workplace
  • 24 January 2017

International Workplace appoints new Head of EHS

Training and consulting specialist International Workplace – formerly known as Workplace Law – has appointed Stacey Collins CMIOSH as its new Head of Environment, Health and Safety.

Stacey joins the business after 15 years at law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP where, as Health, Safety and Environment Manager he developed management systems for health and safety and environment successfully certified to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 management standards. Stacey managed client side H&S on a £24m 18-month refit of Freshfields head office: on time, under budget, with zero accidents. Stacey’s approach to health, safety and environment is “can do”.

In a career spanning 22 years as a safety practitioner he previously worked at global asset manager Schroders plc and investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, where he was a founder member of the London Banks Health and Safety Forum. 

He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and is a Corporate Member of IOSH. His experience spans all aspects of health and safety management, including construction, fire safety, ergonomics, work at height, accident investigation, and OHSAS 18001 implementation and auditing.

Stacey is equally comfortable in the environmental and facilities management spheres. He has ISO 14001 experience and (when at Freshfields) was a founder member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA), a collaborative network of law firms committed to improving their sustainability. He has been an active member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and has recently achieved the BIFM Level 5 Award in Facilities Management.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director of International Workplace, David Sharp, said:

“Stacey’s experience and interests make him a fantastic appointment for us. He has a background in health and safety, sustainability and facilities management, a strong appreciation of service quality, and an inquiring mind. Like us, he shares the world view that good health and safety is a discipline that enables – rather than restricts – progress. I’m sure he will be a tremendous asset to help us grow our eLearning, training and consultancy operations.”

Stacey added:

“I’m really excited to join the IW team, having been an admirer of the firm for some time. I have used their services and called on their expertise on many occasions. I got to know David and several of his colleagues and I’ve never failed to be impressed by them. I hope that I can live up to their expectations and augment the quality service they are known for.”

Stacey starts his new role on 20 February 2017.