Robertson appoints new director of safety, health and environment

Joe Guilfoyle

ROBERTSON has announced the appointment of Joe Guilfoyle as group director of safety, health and environment (SHE).

Currently responsible for SHE within Robertson’s construction Group, Joe will now operate across both Robertson Group and Robertson Residential Group businesses spanning Scotland and northern England – including construction, housebuilding, infrastructure, engineering and support services.

He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry moving from trade, to construction management to senior health and safety roles. He will replace Ken Millar, who has spent five years with the business during which time Robertson said he was instrumental in developing a culture built around health and safety.

Elliot Robertson, CEO of Robertson said, “This is the natural progression for Joe as he’s proven himself to be a hugely valuable member of the senior SHE team, and, alongside Ken, has progressed Robertson’s industry-leading health and safety procedures and Home Safe engagement with staff and key stakeholders. The critical role of health and safety is in the spotlight, more now than ever, as we navigate new ways of working that ensure the continued health, safety and wellbeing of our employees when they return to work across our businesses.

“We have no doubt that Joe has the skills and experience necessary to successfully lead the SHE team, with the important responsibility of actioning our new Covid-19 safe operating procedures and group health and safety strategy.”

Joe added, “Health and safety has always been the number one priority for Robertson and that focus remains steadfast as our sites and offices adapt to new ways of working. I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge and believe Robertson is well positioned to continue as an industry leader and example of best practice in the UK. My new responsibilities will see me draw from the experience I have to offer, leadership, advice, direction and support to the fantastic SHE team and wider management, so we can continue to deliver the highest level of safety, health and environmental support and advice  that form the core of the Robertson business.”